Sherlock team reuniting for Dracula series

Virginia Carter
June 20, 2017

Moffat's wife, and producer of Sherlock Sue Vertue has been pegged to produce the series under Sherlock's production studio Hartswood Films.

The new Dracula series has not yet been written and Gatiss and Moffat will begin working on the new scripts once they have both completed their own solo projects - details of which have not been confirmed. The duo are reportedly in negotiations with BBC to produce and broadcast the series within the United Kingdom. They plan to adopt the same format that they used for Sherlock: very short seasons with extra-long episodes. Sherlock propelled star Benedict Cumberbatch to global fame and he's since begun appearing regularly in movies including Star Trek Into Darkness, The Imitation Game, and Marvel's Doctor Strange.

Alongside British producer Hartswood, U.S. and other worldwide partners are expected to board the new project.

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.

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Moffat will step down as head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who after this year's Christmas special.

Gatiss actually starred in a stage production of Dracula as the titular vampire back in 2016 and has previously expressed a fondness for Hammer Films' 1958 Horror of Dracula starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula with Peter Cushing as Abraham Van Helsing. It's unclear if the new adaptation will bring the immortal vampire into a contemporary setting, or if this Dracula will return to his more Victorian-era roots.

On Tuesday, Variety reported that Moffat and Gatiss are in the early stages of adapting the 1897 Bram Stoker novel for the BBC.

Irish actor Andrew Scott earlier teased the possibility of a Sherlock return when speaking on The One Show.

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