Will there be a second season of ‘Dracula’?

The BBC’s much-anticipated new Dracula series finally premiered last week.

Based on Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel, the three new feature-length TV movies were written by the creators of Sherlock, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

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) and Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango in Halifax).

All three episodes aired on BBC One in the UK in early January, before debuting internationally on Netflix.

The series received mostly positive reviews for its first and second episodes.

However, viewers were less impressed with the final instalment, which saw some dramatic departures made from the show’s initial setup.

Inevitably, talk has already turned to the possibility of a second season!

The BBC and Netflix haven’t made an official announcement yet, although the final scene does suggest that a return is rather unlikely.

However, Dracula writer Mark Gatiss previously teased in an interview with Radio Times: “It’s very hard to kill a vampire.”

He added: “Do you know what I mean? What they do is resurrect.”

Speaking about the future of Dracula before the first season had aired, co-writer Steven Moffat seemed to hint that these three episodes would be all we’ll be getting.

Discussing the odds of a second season, he said: “That would be to give away how it ends, wouldn’t it? So you’ll have to wait and see.”

The UK ratings for Dracula were solid but unspectacular, and we’ve yet to hear how it’s done around the world on Netflix.

Even if Season 2 is commissioned, we wouldn’t expect to be seeing it for quite a while.

Dracula was first 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.

The complete Sherlock DVD box set is available on Amazon.