Here is your first look at Claes Bang as Dracula in the upcoming Netflix/BBC miniseries, from Hartswood Films. The three-part series was written by ‘Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. Drawing from Bram Stoker’s original novel, this series is set in Transylvania in 1897, where “the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London.” And this Dracula is said to be designed to “re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.” Jonny Campbell (‘Westworld’), Damon Thomas (‘Killing Eve’), and Paul McGuigan (‘Sherlock’) will each direct one installment. Like ‘Sherlock’, each episode will be movie-length.
In the picture above, Bang’s Dracula just kinda looks like some guy. Luckily, Netflix and the BBC have released another image that seems to capture the Count most are familiar with.
Though their parts are unrevealed, the cast also includes Jonathan Aris, Matthew Beard, Paul Brennen, Morfydd Clark, Chanel Cresswell, Sacha Dhawan, Phil Dunster, Mark Gatiss, John Heffernan, Youssef Kerkour, Lyndsey Marshal, John McCrea, Sarah Niles, Sofia Oxenham, Lujza Richter, Clive Russell, Joanna Scanlan, Catherine Schell, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, and newcomer Millicent Wong.
The Danish Bang won the European Film Award for Best Actor for starring in ‘The Square’, opposite Elizabeth Moss. He will next be seen in the fifth and final season of Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ which premieres on August 25th. He also appeared in the 2018 remake of ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’. His next film is Giuseppe Capotondi’s heist thriller ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ which co-stars Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, and Mick Jagger.
This version of ‘Dracula’ will be available on BBC One and Netflix, but so far, a release date hasn’t been announced. It is filming now.