'Sherlock' Team Reuniting for New 'Dracula' Series

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Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are due to begin work on a series of BBC specials based on the classic 1897 novel by Bram Stoker in which the bloodthirsty count moves from Transylvania to England.

The brains behind the BBC's Sherlock series are to make a new version of Dracula, the corporation has confirmed.

Sherlock producer - and Moffat's wife - Sue Vertue will produce Dracula for Sherlock production house Hartswood Films.

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Moffat and Gatiss are both now working on other projects, so it could be a while before the series gets off the ground. "But talks are already under way with the BBC - which enjoyed huge success with "Sherlock" - on broadcast rights in the United Kingdom", the story reports. While details are scarce, Variety is reporting that the show would be in the same format as Sherlock, i.e., a miniseries of sorts with multiple seasons (if the production deal goes through). At this point, scripts are not yet written and casting is still well in the future. I imagine some people might be concerned that this could mean a delay to more SHERLOCK, but the problem with SHERLOCK has always been Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have pretty full dance cards, so I don't think this will have any real impact. They have said there are no current plans for a new series of "Sherlock", but have not ruled out returning to write more episodes in the future. Mofatt wrote and exec produced six seasons of BBC's Doctor Who before stepping down earlier this year.

Dracula will be the first collaboration between Moffat and Gatiss since the last Sherlock episode aired in January - and the pair have made no secret of their desire to work together again. Actor and writer Gatiss has starred in Game of Thrones as well as Sherlock, the latter in which he played Holmes' brother Mycroft.

The creators of the hit mystery-drama series Sherlock are setting their sights next on an original Dracula mini-series.