Sherlock creators teaming up for new Dracula series

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Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss – creators of BBC’s Sherlock – are teaming up again to take on Bram Stoker’s classic character, Dracula.

The announcement comes ahead of production starting up, reports Variety, as both writers/directors/producers are working on their own projects at this time. Moffat’s final run of Doctor Who as showrunner is still airing on BBC One, and Gatiss is currently filming for mini-series Gunpowder.

This news will still delight fans of the duo’s previous output, especially as Sherlock’s future is in some doubt due to the general busyness of those involved. This new Dracula series will not help this problem, but it will give audiences an undoubtedly fresh take on the much-adapted vampire.

Scripts have not been written, according to these first reports, so let internet speculation run riot as to whether this will be another modern day interpretation of the tale a la Sherlock, or a more classic telling.

The Count’s most recent foray on the small screen came in the form of NBC’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers vehicle, which was cancelled after a single season.

Meanwhile, while there’s some debate as to whether it fits into Universal’s Dark Universe or not, Dracula Untold put Luke Evans in the title role.

Alongside Moffat and Gatiss, Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films will produce the project.