Dracula: first images, new casting information

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BBC One has released the first pictures of Claes Bang as Count Dracula in the three-part series, Dracula, written by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Announced today as joining the cast are Lyndsey Marshal (Trauma, The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (The Bay, This Is England), Matthew Beard (An Education, The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Wild Bill, Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe, Beautiful People), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark, Grantchester), John McCrea (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans, Save Me) and television newcomer Millicent Wong.

Paul Brennan will play Commander Irving.

They will appear opposite Claes Bang in the role of Count Dracula, and a cast which already includes John Heffernan, Joanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells, Sacha Dhawan, Jonathan Aris, Morfydd Clark and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

As previously announced, Jonny Campbell (Informer, Westworld), Damon Thomas (Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Sherlock) will direct Dracula’s three feature-length instalments.

Filming continues on the Hartswood Films drama commissioned by BBC One as a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. The production was recently filming at Whitby Abbey.

Dracula will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK and Ireland.