Watch the trailer for Netflix’s and BBC’s co-produced horror drama series Dracula, starring Claes Bang just in time for Halloween.
Netflix just shared the trailer for Dracula, a new horror drama series based on Bram Stoker’s classic story. BBC is also producing the series long with Netflix. The trailer looks awesome. Watch it below!
The show is being developed by Sherlock producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
According to Variety, this remake is taking place in 1897 with Dracula’s interest turning towards jolly old Victorian London. The series will cover Dracula’s origins in Eastern Europe then follow the major points in his life, such as his battles with Van Helsing and his interest in London.
You can’t have Halloween without mentioning the original monster, Dracula. Then again, there have been a lot of Dracula remakes over the years, I know as I’ve seen most of them and so far my favorite remake to date is the 2014 Dracula Untold starring Luke Evans.
The same elements of Netflix and BBC’s show were covered in both the 1992 and the 2014 movies. The two other movies focused on Dracula and his love interest, Mina. In the 1994 remake, Dracula meets Jonathan Harker and notices Harker’s fiancée is the spitting image of his wife and he goes to London to woo her.
In the 2014 version, it’s is because of his love for his wife he goes to war with Turkey to protect his son and people. The movies were good, but they weren’t really scary, because they were more about love and family. Dracula, in both movies, wasn’t really a bad guy as much as just a man who wanted to reunite with the woman he loved. Sucking blood to survive was just a sidebar of his life.
Based on the spooky and creepy trailer, the series isn’t going to be totally concentrated on Dracula’s love life. That makes this series a step up from the other Dracula movies. High five to Netflix and BBC for focusing on the scarier elements of Bram Stoker’s story.
Check out the trailer below!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good romance story, but I love horror stories more. Vampires are scary and not usually very nice people. This upcoming series will be a fresh perspective, and hopefully, it’ll also embrace more of the horror of this story.
What’s on Netflix states that, although the series will not follow Bram Stoker’s classic story page by page, it will hit on the novel’s major points. That means the story will be similar to the 1992 movie with the same characters of Stoker’s story, but maybe not so much emphasis on the romance.
Production wrapped on Dracula a few months ago. The story consists of three 90-minute movies or episodes, basically. It’ll be like watching a full-length movie in each episode. The release date has yet to be announced yet, but it appears it will be released first by BBC then Netflix similar to the way Peaky Blinders has been released.
We still don’t know a lot about the cast yet. Bang plays Dracula, while Dolly Welles as Sister Agatha, Joanna Scanlan as Mother Superior and John Heffernan as Jonathan Harker, according to the report.
It would have been great to see this series in time for Halloween. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Maybe we’ll get to watch for Halloween next year!
Stay tuned for more news about the new series!