Dracula TV drama filming for BBC/Netflix
A new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula story has started filming for the BBC and Netflix, with Danish actor Claes Bang (pictured) in the title role.
Hartswood Films is producing the series that is being made as a trio of feature-length episodes written by Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
The drama is “inspired” by Stoker’s source novel so is likely to divert from the book’s specific narrative, although the story begins in Transylvania in 1897, the year of the novel’s original publication.
Production will be based in part at Bray Film Studios, a hugely significant site in the annals of British horror movie history as the home of Hammer Film Productions between 1952 and 1966.
The site was in fact closed as a production facility in 2012 but was recently reopened on a temporary basis to shoot scenes for Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John movie Rocketman.
Hartswood Films, along with key creatives Gatiss and Moffat, have experience revitalising existing characters, having turned Sherlock into a huge international hit from 2010.
Dracula was last filmed as a TV drama by Carnival Films in 2013 for NBC and Sky Living with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role, but the show lasted just one series.
Also on The Knowledge
ITV has greenlit an adaptation of Louise Candlish’s novel, Our House, from Red Planet Pictures, with filming set for next summer.
Barking and Dagenham Council today (3 November) signed an agreement with Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) to build London’s largest film and TV production centre in Dagenham.
Chris Evans, editor of our sister site, KFTV, talked exclusively to Guy Dunstan, managing director of Arenas within the NEC Group, about how and why they are offering their facilities for film and TV shooting.
Hertsmere Borough Council has given the green light for construction to begin on Sky Studios Elstree, due to open in 2022.
Dagenham Studios – set to be the largest film facility in London – looks set to go ahead after unanimous planning approval was granted at a Barking and Dagenham council meeting last night (6 July).
The British Film Commission (BFC) has received £4.8m from this week’s Budget to expand its remit of promoting the UK as a production hub for studio space investment.