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Netflix Sinks Its Teeth Into a Gothic Horror Classic In the Bloody and Brooding Trailer for 'Dracula'

Created by the team behind 'Sherlock', the new three-part series drops this weekend.
By Sarah Ward
January 04, 2020
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Netflix Sinks Its Teeth Into a Gothic Horror Classic In the Bloody and Brooding Trailer for 'Dracula'

Created by the team behind 'Sherlock', the new three-part series drops this weekend.
By Sarah Ward
January 04, 2020
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Over the past ten years, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have spent a considerable amount of time focusing on the most portrayed human literary character in film and television, all thanks to their Benedict Cumberbatch-starring series Sherlock. After four seasons, the series doesn't appear to be making any more episodes anytime soon, so the TV writers and producers have turned their attention elsewhere. To start a new decade, they're sinking their teeth into only literary character, human or otherwise, that's featured on the big and small screens more often than their beloved detective.

That'd be Dracula. Adapting Bram Stoker's 1987 gothic classic for the BBC and Netflix, the duo's new take on the undead figure tells unravels the bloodsucking count's tale across a three-part mini-series. From ol' Drac's origins in Transylvania to his run-ins with Van Helsing, it's all covered — plus his encounters with solicitor Jonathan Harker and his wife Mina, and his impact in Victorian-era London, too — although Dracula promises to revisit and reshape the famous horror story in a fresh way.

Baring his fangs as the most notorious vampire of all is Danish actor Claes Bang (The Square, The Girl in the Spider's Web), while the show's cast also features Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), John Heffernan (Official Secrets) and Morfydd Clark (Crawl).

Naturally, it all looks suitably creepy and brooding — and, in more than a few scenes, rather bloody. Netflix has just revealed the full final trailer ahead of dropping the entire show itself, which'll hit the streaming platform Down Under on Saturday, January 4. The exact time hasn't been revealed, but Netflix's newbies usually release at 6pm AEST / 7pm ADST.

Check out the Dracula trailer below:

Dracula hits Netflix on Saturday, January 4.

Published on January 04, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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