DOCTOR SLEEP Director Praises BBC & Netflix’s DRACULA
BBC’s three-episode take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula hit Netflix earlier this month. Stephen King recently praised the miniseries, calling it “smart, involving, bloody terrific, and VERY bloody.”
And now Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House helmer Mike Flanagan is sharing the love as well. He tweets:
This new miniseries is a reinventing Bram Stoker’s classic story for a 21st-century audience. That said, fear not, this miniseries stays (mostly) rooted in Victorian times.
According to creators, in this version, Dracula is “the hero of his own story” and will be the main character, rather than “a shadowy villain for more traditional heroes to overcome.” Also, this version is said to be “both faithful and faithless at the same time.” Whatever that means.
It’s developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. Jonny Campbell (Westworld), Damon Thomas (Penny Dreadful), and Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein) directed the three feature-length episodes. All three episodes are written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
Dracula also stars John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell, Lyndsey Marshal, Chanel Cresswell, Matthew Beard, and Sarah Niles.
All three episodes of BBC’s Dracula are now streaming over on Netflix RIGHT HERE.