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post #1 of 29 Old 10-15-2018, 10:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Dracula on Netflix and BBC

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Netflix, BBC Teaming on 'Dracula' Miniseries From 'Sherlock' Team
By Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter - Oct. 15, 2018

The world's most famous vampire is getting the miniseries treatment on Netflix and the BBC courtesy of Hartswood Films, the multi-award winning makers of Sherlock.

Dracula, which will consist of three feature-length episodes, has been written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. It will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who "made evil sexy."

According to the release, Dracula will begin in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood-drinking Count is drawing up his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

Co-creators, writers and executive producers Moffat and Gatiss said, “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, added: “Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One."

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said: “Steven and Mark’s ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling. In their talented hands the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker’s creation as if completely anew. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them and the brilliant team at Hartswood on yet another iconic British series.”

Added Larry Tanz, vp content acquisition at Netflix: “We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”

And Sue Vertue, exec producer at Hartswood Films, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be back at the BBC, and also delighted that Netflix are coming on board with Dracula. There’s nothing like fresh blood.”

Dracula was commissioned by Moore and Wenger and is written and created by Moffat and Gatiss. Executive producers are Gatiss, Moffat and Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and will be handled by Tanz for Netflix.

The series will premiere on BBC One in the U.K. and on Netflix outside of the U.K., except China, where the service is not available.

BBC Studios Distribution, who brokered the deal with Netflix for Hartswood Films, is the international distributor.

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This looks tripped out. I look forward to it.

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Given the creative team behind this, I will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the heads up!
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Looks like something you can really sink your teeth into.
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I do want to check this out. I still need to go back and watch Jekyll. I never got around to that, but always meant to.
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Dracula’: BBC One Sets Premiere Date For Gruesome Netflix Co-Production


BBC One will premiere its gruesome reworking of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on New Year’s Day.


The Netflix co-production, written by Sherlocks Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, will air on three consecutive nights from January 1, 2020. No word yet on when it will drop globally on Netflix.


The three-part series stars Claes Bang as Count Dracula and is produced by Hartswood Films. Gatiss, Moffat and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood, Ben Irving for the BBC, and it will be handled by Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman for Netflix.


BBC One also revealed that its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol will debut on December 22 — three days after FX’s December 19 premiere. The remake stars Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge and is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker and FX Productions.


https://deadline.com/2019/12/dracula...te-1202799259/

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That shot with all the nuns holding wooden stakes ... the latent sexuality in that scene was ... not so latent!

Could be good!

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Aren't we supposed to hate Steven Moffat now? That's the impression I get from Doctor Who fans.

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Aren't we supposed to hate Steven Moffat now? That's the impression I get from Doctor Who fans.

I did have issued with his work on Doctor Who as a showrunner... I think it also affected his writing there... whereas his written episodes during Davies' tenure as showrunner were the highlights of those seasons. That said... I really enjoyed Sherlock... and noted that he was doing some things thematically there very similar to what he was doing on Doctor Who at the time... and things that didn't work well with Who did work on Sherlock.



I still haven't watched his Jekyll series from years back... but I've heard good things about that, and am hoping/thinking his Dracula work will be more in the win column than the loss column. Also, in hindsight... after a year of Chibnall on Doctor Who... I find Chibnall's failings to be far more egregious than Moffat's... so be careful what you wish for, I guess, back when I was wishing for Moffat to let someone else take the reigns on Who!
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Absolutely loved it! Episodes 1 and 2 are so much fun, ep3 threw me off a bit so I have to re-watch.
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We finished this. Couldn't remember it only be 3 episodes long (even though they are ~90 minutes each). So the end of episode 2 was awesome. Loved the surprise/twist there.
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Hated episode 3 and the ending. It was building such good momentum with great characters and then it seemed to of lost its way rapidly.
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LOVED the nun, she was a laugh out loud riot throughout.
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Hated episode 3 and the ending. It was building such good momentum with great characters and then it seemed to of lost its way rapidly.
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LOVED the nun, she was a laugh out loud riot throughout.
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D'oh! Thought this was a different thread and started reading the spoilers. Lol. I haven't watched it yet. Oh well, was planning on starting tonight anyway.

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I can see what they were going for, but I really wish that they would have
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I enjoyed all three episodes. So, the hatred was not universal.
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D'oh! Thought this was a different thread and started reading the spoilers. Lol. I haven't watched it yet. Oh well, was planning on starting tonight anyway.
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A few drinks and you won't remember the ending. Probably won't remember what you are watching either.
Started the first episode last night. Got about an hour into it (they’re 90 minutes lol) and was getting too late. Had to turn it off. I enjoyed what I saw tho. Liked the old school effects
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I loved the scenes where the Count is chatting with the nun at table, a great character and quite well acted as well, while casually drinking of her from a glass. Savoring her for sure. One question that arises, is why did Dracula remain underwater for over 100 years. He seemed most anxious to get to land and it was just a short walk away.
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He was injured in the explosion and weak from lack of feeding, he would have been there for longer still had the diver not been stupid.
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I'm almost done with the first episode. I like it but the guy playing Dracula is just completely miscast in my opinion. When he's old Dracula he's fine, but when he's young he just has no gravitas and doesn't seem European at all. The quippy modern way he delivers his dialog (which I realize is how it's written, knowing the show runners) doesn't help at all.

I'll probably finish it but I don't find it terribly engrossing. Though the nun is fantastic!

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I loved the scenes where the Count is chatting with the nun at table, a great character and quite well acted as well, while casually drinking of her from a glass. Savoring her for sure. One question that arises, is why did Dracula remain underwater for over 100 years. He seemed most anxious to get to land and it was just a short walk away.
Agreed, the Nun/Agatha was the highlight for me, played so well and so funny.

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Finished this up last night. Overall I didn’t mind it. Enjoyed the first two episodes more than the third. The banter between the nun and Drac was pretty good. Drac reminded me of a 70’s Christopher Lee version.

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I'm almost done with the first episode. I like it but the guy playing Dracula is just completely miscast in my opinion. When he's old Dracula he's fine, but when he's young he just has no gravitas and doesn't seem European at all. The quippy modern way he delivers his dialog (which I realize is how it's written, knowing the show runners) doesn't help at all.

I'll probably finish it but I don't find it terribly engrossing. Though the nun is fantastic!

Just watched the show... I wouldn't say the actor playing Dracula is miscast exactly. I thought he did a fine job -- for the way his character was written.

The issue I have is that the entire show was so hammy. So I can see why you think he was miscast, but for that type of character (a hammy, over-the-top Dracula), he was fine. The greater flaw is in the writing. And overall feel of the show... it's like they wanted it to be hip and funny, while throwing in stupid jump scares, as if the show couldn't make up its mind if it wanted to be comedy or horror.

I thought the lead would have been great if this leaned more to a comedy. Actually I think I would have liked it if it was a smart, dry british wit, type of comedy as a whole.

As it is, episode 1 was okay. And yes, the actress playing the nun was the highlight. Still a hammy performance by Dracula, but the episode had potential.

After that, it kind of went all downhill for me. Didn't like the 2nd episode and 3rd was completely moronic.
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