Here’s something to sink your teeth into!
Netflix has just released the final trailer for its new three-part TV show Dracula, which premieres on the streaming service Jan. 4.
Written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo who created the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Sherlock, the show stars Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) in this new take on Bram Stoker’s classic character.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock,” Bang said in an earlier statement. “I’m so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realise that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Dracula has already premiered to positive reviews on BBC One in the UK.
“BBC One’s new series Dracula is a pure and joyous BELTER,” wrote critic Lucy Manganese’s in The Guardian. “It’s in three parts of 90 glorious minutes each, adapted by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. And it is basically Sherlock but about Dracula. And peak Sherlock at that: seeking always to entertain the audience, revitalising the story while revelling in its absurdity, clever without being clever-clever, and strewn with comic and dramatic flourishes that give you the feeling that this is not just a treat but a tribute — to the author, to the season, to you as an intelligent viewer.”
Watch the trailer for Dracula above.