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New News on DRACULA

This is the upcoming series that I won’t get to see when you get to see it (because it’s gonna be on freakin’ Netflix instead of on cable!), the one from the folks who brought us SHERLOCK, the one starring Claes Bang (worst, and by that I mean best, name for an actor to portray Dracula EV-AH!) in the title role. We’ve been waiting for more details and now we have them. New names have been added to the cast: Youssef Kerkour, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Clive Russell, Jonathan Aris, and Catherine Schell will be joining Mr. Bang (heh heh heh) and Dolly Wells, Lujza Richter, Morfydd Clark, John Heffernan, and Joanna Scanlan who were previously cast. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat of the aforementioned SHERLOCK are writing the series, and Jonny Campbell who has directed WESTWORLD will direct the series opener.

There will be two other installments, each of them lasting ninety minutes, a departure from the standard television program format. Essentially what we are going to get is three feature-length movies. In addition to Campbell, Damon Thomas and Paul McGuigan will be directing parts two and three, respectively.

Why couldn’t they have filmed these for the theater, released them theatrically, one a year the way they did the LORD OF THE RINGS movies?

TheCheezman • May 3, 2019


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