Steven Moffat specializes in retelling old stories.The Scottish TV essayist/maker, most popular for "Sherlock" and "Specialist Who," has gone to "Dracula" for his next work. The three-section BBC/Netflix miniseries, effectively out in the UK (it debuted to 3.6 million watchers on Jan. 1) hits Netflix Saturday for American crowds.
Moffat's "Dracula," featuring 52-year-old Danish on-screen character Claes Bang in the main job, is an adjustment of the exemplary 1897 Bram Stoker epic, which pursues youthful legal counselor Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan, "The Crown") sent to visit a puzzling customer named Count Dracula, who lives in an evil château. Spoiler alert: Harker isn't being suspicious and everything is actually as creepy as it appears.
Although the adaptation of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will feature the vampire on the hunt, we will also find out that Dracula will have to lurk in the shadows to avoid being chased from the European city grounds. The series will showcase a number of things, which aim to eradicate fear - and stakes - at the heart of the dead icon, and follow Halkin from his origins in Eastern Europe to the battle of Van Helsing's descendants and beyond.
Three feature-length episodes of Dracula will premiere on Netflix on January 4, 2020.