Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's Dracula series reveals full cast

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

The full cast of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's forthcoming Dracula TV series has been revealed.

Announced back in 2017, the new series from the creative team behind Sherlock will adapt the Bram Stoker classic for new audiences, with BBC One screening the show in the UK and Netflix streaming it internationally.

Danish actor Claes Bang will play the titular role of Dracula, and now his co-stars have been revealed.

Joining the cast in as-yet unspecified roles will be Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Mark Gatiss himself, who'll star as well as write the series.

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[Joanna Scanlan in No Offence]

Also on board for the series is Collateral and The Crown star John Heffernan, who you may also recognise as Steven Rose in Luther, or as Lascelles in ITV's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Morfydd Clark (Patrick Melrose) and Lujza Richter (Phantom Thread) are both also joining the cast.

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[John Heffernan]

"I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true," said Gatiss in a statement. "And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night."

Moffat added: "So exciting to see an amazing new cast start to assemble, I hope Claes doesn’t eat them all."

And, just for good measure, Gatiss shared a picture of some of the show's cast and crew together for the first time, writing: "The Children of the Night! Some of the cast and crew assemble for #Dracula It begins!"

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The series, made up of three feature-length episodes, will start filming in the spring and promises to "re-introduce" the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.

"In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London," the synopsis continues. "And be warned: the dead travel fast."

Oh, to be a fly on that set wall...

Dracula will air on BBC One in the UK and stream on Netflix internationally.

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