Dracula: First look at new BBC One series

Dracula

A first look at BBC One's reinvention of Dracula has been revealed.

Filming for the three-part series is currently underway.

Written by Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Dracula will be produced by Hartswood Films and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.

This week the first pictures of Claes Bang as Count Dracula have been revealed.

Dracula (CLAES BANG)
Dracula (CLAES BANG)

Joining the cast alongside Claes Bang in the title role are John Heffernan (Collateral, The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (Hold The Sunset, No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me, 45 Years), Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials, Patrick Melrose), Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread) and series co-writer Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) .

More confirmed cast includes Jonathan Aris (Sherlock, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With The Top Knot, The Great), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Adulting), Catherine Schell (Doctor Who, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Home, Jack Ryan), and Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones, The Terror).

And announced tis week as joining the new series 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.

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 installments.

Dracula (CLAES BANG)
Dracula (CLAES BANG)

The new series will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.

In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

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

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