Dracula star Claes Bang joins new BBC One drama from The Office's Stephen Merchant

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Dracula actor Claes Bang has landed a part in Stephen Merchant's new BBC One drama The Offenders.

Already boasting the mighty Christopher Walken and Richard E Grant, this six-episode crime thriller stars Bang as a "mysterious and terrifying" London gangster known as The Dean.

His teeth will be noticeably blunter this time around, though. Bang and Merchant previously both starred in 2018 film The Girl in the Spider's Web.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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According to the show's synopsis, The Offenders centres on "seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol.

"At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeonhole, but gradually we see behind their facades, understand their hidden depths and what made them the people they are today.

"We are reminded that no one is all good or all bad. Everyone has a story. As their unlikely new friendships intersect with their complicated private lives, The Offenders must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol's most dangerous criminal gang."

Photo credit: Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic - Getty Images
Photo credit: Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic - Getty Images

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Written and directed by Merchant, filming is currently underway in Bristol, which also reunites Bang with his Dracula co-star Dolly Wells.

Rhianne Barreto (Hanna), Gamba Cole (His House), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), Clare Perkins (Holby City), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Julia Davis (Gavin & Stacey) fill out the rest of the cast.

The Offenders will air on BBC One in the UK, and Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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