Netflix to premiere a new miniseries about Dracula in January 2020

Original series Dracula starring Claes Bang debuts on Netflix, Saturday, January 4, 2020.

This horror miniseries starring Claes Bang as Dracula will begin streaming Saturday, January 4, 2020, and consists of three 90-minute episodes. Each episode, which is like watching a full-length movie, is based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of the same name.

This daring series is co-produced by Netflix and BBC with Netflix getting global streaming rights for the series. Bang is joined in the series by Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, John Hefferman, and more.

Written by Sherlock producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Dracula will not completely follow the classic novel’s storyline. As there have been dozen of remakes on this very popular story, it will be refreshing to see a different view of Dracula’s life.

The series will be concentrating on the iconic vampire himself and his beginnings in Eastern Europe as well as specific events of his life. Monster hunter Van Helsing’s role in the vampire’s life will be more prominent in the series as well.

I would love to see more about Dracula and his life other than just his deep love for his wife. Don’t get me wrong, I love romance and happy endings, but we never get to see his life before his romance.

Like the classic novel, the series will take place in 1897 Romania, and like the novel, Dracula has designs on Jolly ole England. Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan) an English barrister travels to Romania to finalize the sale of an English estate to the mysterious Count Vlad Dracula.

Take a look at the official trailer below as it looks downright scary.

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If Dracula‘s official trailer is any indication, then the series will be scarier as well. Granted it does seem as if the series is more violent and gory, which adds frightening intensity to the series. Great ingredients for creating a new series that will capture the attention of viewers who want to see a more frightful side of the legendary monster.

What do you think about the new Dracula series? Are you planning to check it out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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