UPDATE: DRACULA IS NOW ON NETFLIX! July 2020
DRACULA was due to air GLOBALLY on NETFLIX on Sunday 4th January 2020
Back in November I posted about the new upcoming DRACULA Mini series which was a collaboration between the BBC and NETFLIX. It was airing on the BBC early January, New Years Day and then to air on NETFLIX Globally on Saturday 4th January 2020.
DRACULA has not materialised on NETFLIX in the UK and IRELAND
LOTS of HYPE, lots of social media and even last week I saw DRACULA Posters on buses and different advertising points. I went on NETFLIX – No sign of DRACULA. I thought what’s happening? Googled it. Nothing.
So what’s happening?
So I contacted NETFLIX to see what the delay was.
Technical and Legal problems with NETFLIX showing DRACULA in the UK and IRELAND
Apparently there are some PROBLEMS. Yes it was meant to be released GLOBALLY on the 4th January. But this has NOT happened in the UK and IRELAND. So if you are sitting in the UK or IRELAND thinking where’s my vampire? Now you know!
Apparently there is technical and legal problems going on with airing this in the UK and IRELAND as apparently the laws here are different from the rest of the world. They won’t or can’t detail what the issues are.
You can watch it on BBC or BBC i-player though but you will need to pay for a TV Licence
I don’t have a TV for various reasons and you need a licence to watch BBC anyway. There’s never much on there I’m interested in and now you need to pay for a TV licence to watch i-player. Just this show appealed. So I am not going to sign up with BBC for the sake of one show.
I have a laptop and NETFLIX does me fine. I have always been a fan. In this instance though I can see the advantages of having a TV over Netflix. And in this instance, the BBC appear to be moving away from a more old fashioned and stuffy image to creating a more seductive appeal for modern and younger audiences.
Can NETFLIX let people know what is happening with DRACULA
On this occasion I am disappointed as there is no update on this when you log into your NETFLIX account. There is nothing letting people know there is a delay with the release date. I mean who knows when it will appear on NETFLIX here. They don’t seem to know.
Dracula will still be on NETFLIX UK and IRELAND they just don’t know when
Would be great if NETLFIX could let people know the delay on Social Media and on online channels. I was starting to think “Did I imagine Dracula was flying onto Netflix?”
MAJOR Marketing Campaign but the Vampire has not materialised
A few days ago I was in town and there was DRACULA posters everywhere on billboards and on buses. Talk about Teasing people!!! I was looking thinking, right when I get home I am switching you on. When I got home he was nowhere to be found. There is a major marketing campaign going on, yet the man himself has not in fact materialised on the screen for NETFLIX fans in the UK and IRELAND.
You can watch DRACULA on NETFLIX in the USA though
I just had my brother in America Whatsapp me saying “Have you seen the new Dracula?” I’m not reading his message in case he gives something away. So he is sitting there in the USA watching it. And I am sitting here in a cold, bleak, dark January in Ireland, home of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula unable to watch it. GRRRRR
NETFLIX let us know what is happening
This is disappointing to be honest. Early January is a time people are off work and it’s cold and it’s good to sit in and watch shows. I have friends around the world watching it on Netflix that I told about it but I can’t watch it on NETFLIX myself. Boo hoo.
Lots of Hype, lots of Reviews, lots of Spoilers but I want to watch it first
I’ve seen reviews of this show all over the internet but I don’t want to read them till I watch it but there are already spoilers.
As yet there is no release date now for DRACULA on NETFLIX in the UK and IRELAND
So, if you are in the UK and IRELAND and you don’t have a TV or licence for BBC i-player and you wanted to watch DRACULA on NETFLIX. Hold tight!!! We may be in the dark for some time….
NETFLIX said as yet they do not have an official release date for the DRACULA mini series in the UK and IRELAND. The page for Dracula on Netflix is coming up as coming soon. Not sure how it is in the rest of the world Dracula and Netflix fans. Maybe you can check him out. Maybe you can’t.
He always was an elusive character. As the BBC Poster states, a “Bloody Legend”. I just hope he’s worth the wait!!! 😉
If you don’t have a TV and are dying to watch this on NETFLIX, “Try and stay calm…You’re doing very well….”
Netflix have a telephone number on their website so if you want to know what the delay is it might be worth giving them a call. As yet there is still no official release date for viewing Dracula on NETFLIX in the UK and IRELAND. Waiting and Wondering…
Meanwhile there is some other good stuff on Netflix. But looking forward to watching this.
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UPDATE: Dracula is now on NETFLIX. Yay! 🙂 July 2020