Netflix shared the trailer and official release date of Dracula starring Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, and Joanna Scanlan.
Your first look at Netflix’s Dracula is here! And, the streaming network announced the release date!
The horror miniseries Dracula will begin streaming on Netflix on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Netflix shared the news on social media, along with the new trailer for the series, which is based on Bram Stoker’s classic story. It looks scary!
Claes Bang stars as Dracula in the new series, which is co-production between Netflix and BBC. Netflix has global streaming rights to the series.
Bang is joined in the series by Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, John Heffernan, and more.
According to Variety, Jonny Campbell, Paul McGuigan, and Damon Thomas are directing the three episodes of the series. This story has been adapted many times. What makes this TV series different from other remakes is that each episode is basically a movie, and they’ll each run about 90 minutes.
Watch the trailer for the new series below!
According to the report, this remake is taking place in 1897, which isn’t too different from the novel. Dracula, who is played by Claes Bangs, also heads to England, which also doesn’t stray too far from the novel either.
The series does begin to stray into new territory in exploring Dracula’s origins in Eastern Europe. We’ll get to see major points of Dracula’s life, which will likely include the battle with Van Helsing. I’m super excited for that battle!
The trailer also looks more foreboding than the earlier movies, too. It appears to be a little more violent and bloody, which can make the series even scarier if the blood and gore are used properly.
Since the series is being written by Sherlock producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, we can expect this creative remake to venture into previously unexplored territory.
I love horror movies, and this series looks like it will be one of the best Netflix shows to watch in January 2020.