‘The Crown’s John Heffernan and Doll & Em’s Dolly Wells have joined the cast of BBC and Netflix drama Dracula.
The pair will star in the spooky series alongside The Girl in the Spider’s Web’s Claes Bang, who appears as Dracula.
The trio will star alongside No Offence’s Joanna Scanlan, His Dark Materials and Patrick Melrose’s Morfydd Clark and Phantom Thread’s Lujza Richter, while co-writer Mark Gatiss, who has previously appeared in shows including Doctor Who and Sherlock will also appear on screen.
Filming will begin in the spring for the series, which will consist of three 90-minute episodes. Written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the series is inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel and will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London.
Dracula was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. Gatiss, Moffat and Hartswood Films boss Sue Vertue Exec Produce alongside the BBC’s Ben Irving for BBC and Netflix’s Larry Tanz.
Gatiss said, “I’m running out of childhood dreams to come true. And what a delight to join this fantastic cast. The children of the night”
Moffat added, “So exciting to see an amazing new cast start to assemble, I hope Claes doesn’t eat them all.”’