Netflix and the BBC has a teaser for a new miniseries on the count called, appropriately, Dracula. And while you may not think we need a new take on the classic blood-sucker, we encourage you to hold your judgments until you watch the teaser. It, truly, looks fucked up in all the best ways.
The new three-episode miniseries, which promises a classic, period take on Drac, comes from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, who previously rebooted two other British properties with wild success: Doctor Who and Sherlock. They imbued those long-running franchises with frank modernism and magnetic performers, making stars out of David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch, respectively. Based on the raucous, quick-cut imagery jam-packed into this teaser, it looks as though Gatiss and Moffat ain’t holding anything back. And we’re willing to bet that Claes Bang (The Square), the Danish actor tapped to play the Count, is hoping some of that “Gatiss/Moffat turning European actors into stars” energy rubs off on him as he sinks his fangs into the role — and into hapless victims like The Crown‘s John Heffernan, who plays Dracula’s foe, Jonathan Harker.
The story for the series is set in 1897 and revolves around the “blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London.”
The series will consist of three 90-minute episodes