Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) has been cast as Dracula in BBC One’s three-part series.
Inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic, Dracula will re-introduce the Transylvanian vampire to the world as he plans to terrorise Victorian London.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat [and] Mark Gatiss,” commented Claes Bang on his new role.
“I’m so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realise that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: “Hell has a new boss… and BBC One has an outstanding new leading man. To say we have lucked out with Claes would be to underestimate the supreme talents of Steven, Mark and the team.”
Written and created by Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the adaptation will air on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.
Filming for the mini-series begins next year.