NEW DRACULA Mini-Series
So there is a new DRACULA series airing on the BBC in the UK possibly next month, December 2019. Just in time for the festive season or early 2020. And then on Netflix for the rest of the world.
From the Makers of SHERLOCK
“Dracula” is a new 3 part series version of the Bram Stoker Horror classic starring Danish actor Claes Bang as Dracula, developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffatt who also revamped Arthur Conan Doyle’s, Sherlock.
Not for Kids!
They revealed this is not for kids! Due to the gore. Eek! “This is not for kids. Any kid who stays up to watch it will be properly frightened, but it won’t disturb them – it’s cracking good fun.” (Radio Times magazine)
Filmed in part at Orava Castle, Slovakia which also featured in “Nosferatu”
The Castle for a lot of the filming was Orava Castle in Slovakia. This castle also featured in the 1922 Expressionist Horror movie “Nosferatu”. The filming also took place at Bray Studios in England, home to the iconic Hammer Horror films and where Peter Cushing and Chrisopher Lee’s Dracula and Frankenstein films were created.
Also filmed at Bray Studios in England – Home of HAMMER HORROR
Producer Mark Gattiss has recently said, “It’s seriously delightful that our new Dracula is being shot at Bray Studios – the former home of Hammer Films! This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”
A Gory Adaptation
He also said; ‘We’re just pleased it’s as gory as it is. It’s certainly not underselling the fact that it’s Dracula. And that fingernail shot is what gets everyone – without exception.’ Ouch!
In keeping with Dracula’s Gothic Victorian Origins
It begins in Transylvania in 1897 with Count Dracula travelling from London leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. The creators say they wanted to embrace the “High Gothic” in this adaptation keeping to Dracula’s Victorian origins rather than a modern version.
Making DRACULA Scary again
Steven explains; “It’s become a mythology that loads of people have turned to their own ends. To our modern eyes, the Hammer films aren’t that frightening.
You even see Dracula in the likes of Scooby-Doo. So why not do something that takes those traditional scares seriously again?”
The VAMPIRE who made Evil “Sexy”
According to the BBC, the mini-series will “..reintroduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.”
The Hero of his own story rather than a shadowy presence
Mark Gatiss said: “It’s been very exciting though. Because we sort of made a promise to ourselves and the people who are making it, paying for it, that we’d make Dracula the hero of his own story, and less of a shadowy presence.”
On air Late 2019 or Early 2020
Hoping it’s more Gothic Horror than Grisly Gore! But will still watch it! It seems it will be balanced and not too over the top as it will be shown on BBC initially.
It’s uncertain when the new show will air but rumours suggest it could be in late 2019 or early 2020 in a Sunday evening slot. Stay TUNED Vampire Lovers!
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