The team behind the BBC’s recent Dracula series have hinted it could return.
The three feature-length TV movies were written by Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Dracula starred Danish actor Claes Bang (Borgen) as the titular blood-drinking Count, alongside Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), John Heffernan (The Crown), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango in Halifax).
Despite Season 1’s finale ending with both Dracula and Agatha very much dead, star Claes Bang is still hopeful that the series will return.
Bang told RadioTimes.com recently: “I hope it’s not the end! I have to say, I so want to do a second series – just because I want to – but also because I want to see how Steven and Mark will bring him and Agatha back to life.”
He said: “So just to sort of find out how they’re going to do that.. I don’t know [if it’s over], but I hope not.”
Co-writer Steven Moffat also teased: “I mean it’s a show about resurrection. That’s literally what the main superpower of the main character is.”
He joked: “Dracula started the show dead and then died again in episode two and came back. And then died again. Sister Agatha died and came back. I mean everyone’s dying on that show. So, we’ll see.”
Mark Gatiss added: “Apparently if you pour blood onto Dracula’s ashes he comes back. Who knows? Dracula tends to come back, that’s what vampires do – but we have no idea [if the show will return].”
If a second season does happen, we don’t expect it to arrive anytime soon!
Dracula was originally announced way back in June 2017, taking two and half years to arrive on our screens, and the gaps between seasons of Sherlock were notoriously long.
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