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Sherlock creators tease their gory Dracula series in new trailer

No, there is no Benedict Cumberbatch

Reach into the depths of your mind palace and remember BBC’s Sherlock.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creators behind Sherlock are back with another literary adaptation, this time trading mystery for horror with a take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And to answer that question, no, Benedict Cumberbatch does not play the Count. Dracula is played by Danish actor Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web).

The first trailer for the upcoming BBC show, Dracula, is full of spooky, scary snippets: a bug crawling in an eyeball, a rotting fingernail wiggling in someone’s flesh, an old dude licking his face with an unsettling large tongue, and a decomposing body hoisting itself out of a grave. There is also a gaggle of nuns arming themselves with stakes. Let’s go, ladies, let’s go!

In a similar vein as Sherlock, BBC’s Dracula will consist of three episodes for the first season. There is no set release date, but it will air on Netflix.

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