Here’s something for those excited about the upcoming Dracula adaptation to get their fangs into: Steven Moffat has revealed his upcoming version of the vampire story won’t be set in the modern day.
Speaking on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show, the former Doctor Who showrunner revealed he was reinventing the story “in a Sherlock-y way”. “But not exactly the same way,” he quickly added. “We’re not modernising it or anything, but we are doing a version of Dracula, yeah.”
(Thanks for following that up with a shout out to RadioTimes.com, Steve!)
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So, what else do we actually know about the series so far? The three-part story, with episodes 90 minutes each, will see Moffat reuniting with Sherlock star Mark Gatiss. The pair are currently writing the show – a “stablemate” to Sherlock, according to Gatiss – that will be based on the classic 1897 novel by Bram Stoker in which the bloodthirsty Count moves from Transylvania to England.
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Will the series be on TV soon, though? Don’t Count on it: Moffat and Gatiss have only just started writing the show. Sadly, for now, we may have to wait a few years before Dracula flies onto screens.