‘Dracula’ air date confirmed: When does ‘Sherlock’ team’s new drama start?

The BBC has announced the UK premiere date for Dracula.

Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are back in the New Year with three new feature-length TV movies based on Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel.

A co-production between the BBC and Netflix, the highly-anticipated period drama series began shooting earlier this year in Slovakia and filming wrapped in England in August.

Dracula is set in Transylvania in 1897 as the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London.

If you’re looking for a new TV show to binge-watch after Christmas, you’re in luck!

All three 90-minute episodes will be airing on consecutive nights on BBC One in the UK next month.

The first episode, titled ‘The Rules Of The Beast’, will air at 9pm on Wednesday 1st January.

Episode 2, titled ‘Blood Vessel’, will air at 9pm on Thursday 2nd January.

The final episode of Season 1, titled ‘The Dark Compass’, will air at 9pm on Friday 3rd January.

The whole series will then be available to stream on demand on BBC iPlayer following its broadcast.

Watch the trailer here:

(Be warned, it’s surprisingly scary!)

Joining Danish actor Claes Bang (Borgen) as Count Dracula are Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), John Heffernan (The Crown), Morfydd Clark (Patrick Melrose), Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango in Halifax) and Clive Russell (Game of Thrones).

Dracula is expected to premiere internationally outside the UK on Netflix in early 2020.

The complete Sherlock DVD box set is available on Amazon.