Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue, creators of the hugely successful Sherlock, are set to write a show based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

While there has been no start to writing, let alone production, on the new series for the BBC, it is understood that the show will mirror the format that has been such a success for Sherlock, i.e. a mini-series with feature-length episodes.

Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel, written in 1897, sees the Transylvanian count move to North Yorkshire in order to spread the vampire curse. However, as of 2009, there were an estimated 217 films starring Dracula in a leading role. Assuming each feature-length episode is its own standalone story, Moffat and co. will have plenty of sources of inspiration.

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