Having already re-envisioned Sherlock Holmes into a sexy young dude who spends more time in his imagination house than he does actually solving mysteries, Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are teaming up with the BBC and Netflix for Dracula—another re-envisioning of an old literary character. Unlike Sherlock, though, their Dracula will actually be set in the old Dracula days (specifically 1897), and it will be restrained to three, 90-minute installments instead of running for so many seasons that even the main cast gets sick of it.
Now, we even know who will be playing the eponymous blood-sucker himself, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Claes Bang from The Girl In The Spider’s Web and The Square will be playing Dracula in the miniseries. In a statement, Bang had all sorts of positing things to say about the project, including that he’s “so excited” to “dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character.” He also gives a little glimpse of what the show’s characterization of ol’ fang-face will be, saying, “Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty, and sexy.”
Ya hear that world? Finally, a Dracula that’s going to be sexy.