Sherlock’s Steven Moffat And Mark Gatiss Tackling Dracula

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

by James White |
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While Universal has been busy trying to launch its connected monster universe, it appears Steven Moffat has quietly been dabbling on a much smaller scale. He tackled the Jekyll And Hyde story back in 2007 with Jekyll and now he, along with Sherlock cohort Mark Gatiss, is taking a crack at Dracula.

Though Moffat stepping down from Doctor Who this year might have led fans of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman running around as Holmes and Watson to expect more adventures with the detective duo, it would seem that Sherlock will stay in limbo while Moffat and Gatiss focus on the fang club.

With the backing of Sherlock producer Sue Vertue, work will start soon between the pair (with Gatiss drawing on his deep love of horror) on scripts, but don't expect it to come together immediately as they're both working on solo projects. And there's no home for the show yet, though naturally the Beeb is interested and in talks.

And like their previous show, Dracula will run in the miniseries-style format with feature-length episodes. As for whether it will, like Jekyll's follow-up nature and Sherlock's setting, translate a period story to the modern day? That has yet to be announced.

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