Netflix confirms premiere date for ‘Dracula’ series from makers of ‘Sherlock’

International viewers won’t have to wait long to see the BBC’s Dracula!

Based on Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel, the brand new co-production between the BBC and Netflix comes from the minds of Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

The highly-anticipated period drama series started filming this spring in Slovakia.

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

The three feature-length TV movies are airing in the UK on BBC One on consecutive nights from New Year’s Day.

It’s now been announced that all three episodes will then premiere worldwide for Netflix users outside of the UK on Saturday 4th January!

Watch Netflix’s teaser:


Danish actor Claes Bang (Borgen) leads the cast as Count Dracula, alongside 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).

The BBC has also released another new trailer for the series:


Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss hinted what to expect from Bang’s performance in an interview with The Guardian this week: “He’s imposing but he also has this twinkle, and he can set pulses racing in both sexes. It’s real charm: it feels dangerous and therefore terribly attractive, which is what you want from a sexy Dracula.

“We always knew we didn’t want him to be a monolithic presence. I like to say he had to be a fully rounded inhuman being. And we discovered when we were shooting that some of Claes’s most chilling bits are when he seems the most reasonable. He’s like a torturer who will very calmly say, ‘I’m going to have to take your legs off, but don’t worry, it’s honestly for the best.’”

The complete Sherlock DVD box set is available on Amazon.