Netflix's 'Dracula' Makes Him 'a Fully Rounded Inhuman Being'

Damian Holbrook
Netflix

Sherlock executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss stake their claim on a different literary icon with Dracula.

"The challenge was putting Dracula at the center of the story," says Moffat of the oft-adapted tale. "Traditionally, he's like the shark in Jaws…he only shows up for the eating."

'Dracula' Trailer: Netflix Takes a New Approach to the Horror Classic (VIDEO)

'Dracula' Trailer: Netflix Takes a New Approach to the Horror Classic (VIDEO)

Claes Bang is on the hunt in the final trailer for the upcoming three-part vampire series.

Here, the Count (Claes Bang, above) becomes the main attraction as escapee Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan) recounts his terrifying experiences to a nun at the convent where he's convalescing. This framework β€” and what follows after Harker's confession β€” allows for a slew of scares and a deeper dive into Dracula's motives.

"The idea was to let him talk," Moffat continues. "[Or] as Mark says, 'Make him a fully rounded inhuman being.'" Bloody smart move.

(Netflix)

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