Halloween is around the corner and Netflix is prepared to deliver a series just in time for the scariest holiday of the year. According to report from Variety, Netflix and BBC One have given the green light to a new Dracula series. The new take on the classic vampire tale will consist of three ninety minute episodes to be carried in most major markets. The limited series will officially be under the direction of Sherlock co-contributors, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
The series will be produced by Hartswood Films and be distributed through Netflix in all major markets outside of the U.K. Within the U.K., the series will be carried by BBC One on all linear platforms.
There is no set release date for the project, but Variety reports that the duo has been working on the series since June 2017. With that in mind, it is likely the series is nearly completed.
After the series was announced, the duo behind the Dracula story said, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.” Sue Vertue of Hartswood Films added, “There’s nothing like fresh blood.”
Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming series as they become available.