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(Above: How about Benedict Cumberbatch as Count Dracula?)

Coming to Netflix: Dracula – as envisioned by the creators of BBC’s Sherlock.

Netflix and BBC One will produce a new Dracula miniseries from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the team behind the popular detective series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula will be set in 1897 Transylvania and consist of three 90-minute episodes.

“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero,” Moffat and Gatiss said in a statement.

Neither cast nor a Netflix premiere date were announced.

The big question: Will Cumberbatch play the title character? How about Freeman as his arch nemesis, Professor Abraham Van Helsing? Sherlock fans need to stay tuned.

Meanwhile, you can watch the 1931 version starring Bela Lugosi, the legendary actor who defined the role on screen, right here on The Savvy Screener:

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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