Sherlock creators to work on Dracula series

By Nathaniel Dalby - Wed 21st Jun 2017 News

The Sherlock writers are tackling another classic work.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

The creators of BBC series Sherlock are looking to work on a Dracula series.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who created and wrote the modern-day adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's work have said that their next project will be a TV version of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel.

Sherlock is a modern version of the classic detective and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson respectively. 

The 4th series of the show recently aired on BBC, with the series future not yet decided thanks to the busy schedules of almost everyone involved.

Steven Moffat also acts as the showrunner for sci-fi series Doctor Who, with his tenure ending this year. 

Now, the writing duo are in talks to create a Dracula mini-series for the BBC, with no word yet on whether it will be set in modern times like Sherlock

Dracula has been adapted for stage and screen a huge number of times, with a TV version airing in the US in 2013 that was cancelled after 1 season. 

Gattis, who also writes for Doctor Who and helped create comedy-horror series The League of Gentlemen, is a known fan of classic horror, citing the 1958 Hammer Horror movie as one of his greatest influences. 

The project is still in very early development so not much is known about it yet, other than it will air on the BBC.

You can watch the first 3 series of Sherlock on Netflix right now.

Source: Den of Geek