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“Doctor Who”: BBC Offers History Lesson on Famous Figures Who’ve Crossed Paths with The Doctor [VIDEO]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 1:15am in

The BBC released their latest Doctor Who video. This time, it’s a compilation of the historical figures who appeared in the show since its revival from 2005 to 2018. If they included historical figures who appeared in the old show, we could be here for days.

The original brief for the show was to use the time travel element to teach children watching about history. That changed when the show introduced the Daleks and alien invasions, which became a more prominent focus for the show than teaching kids about history, but it never went away.

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Under new showrunners Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall, the Doctor and companions met historical figures who got caught up in alien invasions. That brought the show’s two main strands together. And the new Doctors are all here: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whitaker, along with their companions Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Karen Gillen, Jenna Coleman, Mandip Gil, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh.

So, deep breath, we got:

● Charles Dickens facing ghost aliens from another dimension.

● The 10th Doctor gets to snog Madame du Pompadou, who was always much cooler than Marie Antoinette.

● Queen Victoria versus werewolves from space!

● William Shakespeare meets evil witches from space!

● The 10th Doctor and Donna meet Agatha Christie and a giant alien wasp! From space!

● Winston Churchill drafting a Dalek for the war!

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● The 11th Doctor and Amy failing to save Vincent Van Gogh from his own suicide.

● Richard Nixon getting attacked by The Silence!

● Rory punching Hitler!

● Clara fangirling over Robin Hood as the 12th Doctor duels him with a spork! Wait, Robin Hood wasn’t real!

● The 13th Doctor reluctantly teaming up with a campy King James to hunt a witch who turns out to be – what else? – an alien!

Hm, wonder why they didn’t include Rosa Parks. Maybe her episode wasn’t “gonzo” enough?

At this rate, the BBC is not going to run out of topics to make compilation videos from. The show’s been around for more then 60 years now. What could the next compilation be? Fashion? Sneezes? Shouts?

I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

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“Dracula”: Netflix Releases Final Trailer; BBC Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes [VIDEO]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/01/2020 - 1:45am in

With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated BBC/Netflix co-production Dracula premiering as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule, we have a new Netflix trailer (airing on the streamer beginning this weekend) for the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web)-starrer as well as a few treats for BBC viewers.

Over the course of three, 90-minute chapters, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery? Just some advice to The Count before he goes “getting thee” to that nunnery? Be careful – it looks like it’s being run by Mother Superior Buffy Summers.

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The series rolled out on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from January 1-3, 2020; and will air on Netflix beginning January 4, 2020. As for the episode titles, viewers should be on the lookout for Ep. 1 “The Rules of the Beast”, Ep. 2 “Blood Vessel”, and Ep. 3 “The Dark Compass”.

So for those who are still fresh to the series and waiting for Netflix’s airing, here’s a look at the final trailer – but no worries, BBC viewers! We have some cool stuff for you following…

For those of you who will be wrapping up BBC’s airing on Friday, here are a few looks behind the scenes that show how the (in)famous Count was able to rise from the dead again, how his classic-yet-unique look was developed, and the steps that went into pulling off that disturbing wolf scene:

Here’s a look at the previously-released first-look images at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

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dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
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BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

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Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell directs the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

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Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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There Was a Doctor Who Reference as Well as Sherlock Holmes, in Dracula on BBC One

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 1:45am in

I mentioned in my brief semi-spoilery summation of the first episode of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue‘s Dracula, which aired on BBC One last night, second episode tonight, that there was a bit of a Sherlock Holmes crossover. The team had also recreated Sherlock for the BBC, and it was a mention from Sister Agatha that she had been doing her own investigations of Jonathan Harker, courtesy of, well…

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… exactly. But what I did miss, and I had Bleeding Cool reader Mark Gardiner to point it out to me was that in her letters to Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray made comment of the attractive delights of…

…an adorable barmaid at the Rose And Crown. In London. A Victorian London, of course. And Doctor Who fans know that pub…

…as the pub where Clara worked alongside being a governess.

…in the Matt Smith episode, The Snowmen, from Christmas 2012, when Steven Moffat was writer and showrunner. Now all we need to do is discover that this pub is on Talwinning Street and we’re all good.

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“Dracula”: The Nuns Have a Point They’d Like to Make Painfully Clear to Our Count [PREVIEW]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/01/2020 - 6:45am in

With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated BBC/Netflix co-production Dracula set to premiere as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule (and on Netflix three days later), we have some new preview images for the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web)-starrer (which you’ll find below).

Over the course of three, 90-minute chapters, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery? Just some advice to The Count before he goes “getting thee” to that nunnery? Be careful – it looks like it’s being run by Mother Superior Buffy Summers.

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Here’s a look at the BBC’s official trailer, which does away with the serious and somber tones and plays up the more horrifically fun aspects of bringing the most (in)famous vampire to (un)life:

As for the series itself, it’s set to roll out on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from January 1-3, 2020; and will also air on Netflix beginning January 4, 2020. As for the episode titles, viewers should be on the lookout for Ep. 1 “The Rules of the Beast”, Ep. 2 “Blood Vessel”, and Ep. 3 “The Dark Compass”.

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Here’s a look at the previously-released first-look images at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

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Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell is set to direct the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

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Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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“Doctor Who”: BBC Honors 11th Doctor’s Best “Geronimo!” Moments [VIDEO]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 23/12/2019 - 4:30am in

We’re less than two weeks away from a new series of Doctor Who. The BBC are keeping up interest by releasing another video compilation on the official Doctor Who YouTube Channel. This time it’s the 11th Doctor’s turn.

Matt Smith’s star-making performance might be the most unexpected and unpredictable turn of any actor to play The Doctor. He used his tall and lanky body for slapstick comedy. Showrunner Steven Moffat also took advantage of his eccentricity to deliver an almost endless series of oddball speeches throughout his run.

The 11th Doctor also launched the biggest list of memes and trends: fish fingers and custard, “Bowties are cool”, “fezzes are cool” and so on. Moffat also established the 11th Doctor as the most kid-friendly Doctor in the show’s modern era.

Where David Tennant was positioned as every girl’s sexy geek boyfriend, Smith’s Doctor was more like every kid’s nerdy-but-cool big brother. Smith’s special talent was to play The Doctor as an old man in a young man’s body. He made wearing a tweed jacket cool for the first time ever in history.

Smith’s first series, also Moffat’s first as showrunner, was a near-perfect season of big ideas and crazy timey-wimey whimsy. The life and mystery of River Song (Alex Kingston) became a major part of Smith’s time on the show. It also put Karen Gillan on the map as Amy Pond.

“Doctor Who”: Highs and Lows of the Moffat Era

Unfortunately, their next seasons also showcased Moffat’s storytelling excesses. The storylines became hopelessly mired in an increasingly convoluted continuity that threatened to eat its own tail. That included the secret origin of River Song. Moffat’s signature timey-wimey storylines became almost Marvel Comics levels of insanely contrived.

Smith’s run also introduced Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, though her plotline as the “Impossible Girl” didn’t really work or seem to solve anything. Moffat admitted the pressure to keep coming up with new ideas for the show drove him to it. I can’t blame him for that, since the show uniquely eats up ideas like a shark endlessly demanding chum.

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That said, the show was never boring, always insisting on fun. Neil Gaiman wrote the episode where the TARDIS became human and met the Doctor for the first time. With “The Day of The Doctor”, we got possibly the best multiple-Doctor crossover that also introduced John Hurt as the War Doctor and brought back Tom Baker for the first time in decades. And of course, we got Smith delivering one of the most poignant regeneration speeches as his swan-song. The highs of his run always overshadowed the lows.

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“Dracula”: In Less Than 3 Weeks, The Count Arrives! (Three Weeks! Three! AH! AH! AH!) [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 15/12/2019 - 11:25am in

With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated BBC/Netflix co-production Dracula set to premiere as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule, we have some updated information on when the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web)-starrer will air on the streaming service as well as the titles of the three episodes.

Over the course of three, 90-minute chapters, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery?

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More on that in a minute… but first? On the same day Netflix dropped a teaser for its airing of the limited series, the BBC released an official trailer that does away with the serious and somber tones and plays up the more horrifically fun aspects of bringing the most (in)famous vampire to (un)life.

Just some advice to The Count before he goes “getting thee” to that nunnery? Be careful – it looks like it’s being run by Mother Superior Buffy Summers:

As for the series itself, it’s set to roll out on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from January 1-3, 2020; and will also air on Netflix some time in January 2020 – but no specific date has been set. As for the episode titles, viewers should be on the lookout for Ep. 1 “The Rules of the Beast”, Ep. 2 “Blood Vessel”, and Ep. 3 “The Dark Compass”.

Here’s a look at some recently-released first-look images at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

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Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell is set to direct the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

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Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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“Doctor Who”: BBC’s Christmas Specials Compilation Reminds Us of What We’re Missing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 15/12/2019 - 7:17am in

There’s no Doctor Who Christmas Special this year, for the second time in a row. New showrunner Chris Chibnall has decided to shift the annual event episode to New Year’s Day instead.

So the BBC does what they always do to stroke the flames of attention for the show: release a YouTube video compilation of scenes from past Specials.

This looks like a compilation of “the best” Christmas Specials, since not all of them are here. “The Next Doctor”, “The End of Time”, “The Snowmen”, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and “Twice Upon A Time” are not included.

I can sort of see why. They weren’t always the best-written Christmas Specials, and Christmas was less tightly woven into the plot. “Twice Upon A Time” featured some of Steven Moffat’s best writing about Death and facing mortality. It was melancholy, sombre and funereal as The 13th Doctor considered his life on the verge of a new regeneration. It painted The Doctor as a Christ stand-in as he faced his last temptation: to die and rest or be reborn and carry on?

The video compilation concentrates on the Christmas Specials from the revamped show that are the most fun and Christmas-y, of course. That makes sense. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all.

The First Christmas Special Was Only a Few Minutes Long

No video rundown of Doctor Who Christmas Specials would be complete without the first one. This wasn’t a complete episode but the ending of one of the parts of “The Daleks Masterplan”. It just happened to be Christmas, so William Hartnell and the cast broke the 4th Wall and addressed the audience directly to toast them a Merry Christmas.

Alas, this episode is lost to time as the BBC erased the mastertapes for re-use. This was before they realised that episodes of the show could be re-sold for profit. Those were simpler and more naïve days.

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“Dracula”: Want to See The Count? All You Have to Do Is Invite Him In [TEASER]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 14/12/2019 - 2:15am in

With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated BBC/Netflix co-production Dracula set to premiere as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule, we have some updated information on when the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web)-starrer will air on the streaming service as well as the titles of the three episodes.

Over the course of three, 90-minute chapters, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery?

More on that in a minute…

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As for the series itself, it’s set to roll out on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from January 1-3, 2020; and will also air on Netflix some time in January 2020 – but no specific date has been set. As for the episode titles, viewers should be on the lookout for Ep. 1 “The Rules of the Beast”, Ep. 2 “Blood Vessel”, and Ep. 3 “The Dark Compass”.

Here’s a look at some recently-released first-look images at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

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Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell is set to direct the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

draculaBBC/Netflix

Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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“Dracula” Stakes Out Netflix Next Month; Episode Titles Revealed [PREVIEW]

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 6:55am in

With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated BBC/Netflix co-production Dracula set to premiere as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule, we have some updated information on when the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web)-starrer will air on the streaming service as well as the titles of the three episodes.

Over the course of three, 90-minute chapters, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery?

More on that in a minute…

As for the series itself, it’s set to roll out on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from January 1-3, 2020; and will also air on Netflix some time in January 2020 – but no specific date has been set. As for the episode titles, viewers should be on the lookout for Ep. 1 “The Rules of the Beast”, Ep. 2 “Blood Vessel”, and Ep. 3 “The Dark Compass”.

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Here’s a look at some recently-released first-look images at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

draculaBBC/Netflix

Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell is set to direct the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

draculaBBC/Netflix

Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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“Dracula”: Get Thee to a Nunnery, Count! BBC One Releases Preview Images

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With Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss‘ (Sherlock) highly-anticipated Dracula set to premiere as part of the BBC’s New Year’s Day programming schedule, the network has released new preview images for the Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Borgen)-starrer. In the three-part drama, Bang’s bloodthirsty count travels from 1897 Transylvania to wreak havoc against Victorian London – with Dracula’s travels taking him through a… nunnery?

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

That’s just the beginning of the question marks swirling around our brains from the images that follow, which also offers first-looks at the nunnery’s Mother Superior (Joanna Scalan) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells), a very sickly-looking Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan), new character Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), and soon-to-be-Dracula’s-plaything Lord Ruthven (Patrick Walsh McBride).

As for Dracula’s probably-tragic-for-everyone-else-if-we-read-the-book-right trip aboard The Demeter, we meet Olgaren (Youssef Kerkour), Piotr (Samuel Blenkin), Captain Sokolov (Jonathan Aris), and Dr Sharma (Sacha Dhawan). But it’s the image of Dracula with a young woman named Yamini (Lily Kakkar) that gives us that “Mina” feeling – and that’s not good…

dracula(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky
(C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Here’s a look at the BBC One announcement video, via Twitter – followed by the original teaser trailer:

BBC One’s Dracula stems from Sherlock producer Hartswood Films and will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

The cast of Dracula also includes Jonathan Aris (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Sacha Dhawan (The Boy With the Top Knot), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Catherine Schell (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Youssef Kerkour (Jack Ryan), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Lyndsey Marshal (The League of Gentlemen), Chanel Cresswell (This Is England), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Lydia West (Years & Years), Paul Brennen (Happy Valley), Sarah Niles (Catastrophe), Sofia Oxenham (Poldark), John McCrea (God’s Own Country), Phil Dunster (Humans), John Heffernan (The Crown), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Dolly Wells (Can You Forgive Me?), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), and newcomer Millicent Wong.

draculaBBC/Netflix

Westworld‘s Jonny Campbell is set to direct the opening episode, with Damon Thomas (Killing Eve) and Paul McGuigan (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) helming the second and third outings, respectively. Moffat and Gatiss are writing the series, and will also appear in the series in currently undosclosed roles. While few specifics are known about the project, the producers have stated in the past that it will be a reinvention of the Bram Stoker classic for a 21st Century audience – similar to how they approached Sherlock.

“It’s seriously delightful that our new ‘Dracula’ is being shot at Bray Studios, the former home of Hammer Films. This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars – most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

– Mark Gatiss

draculaBBC/Netflix

Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue executive produce for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC, with Larry Tanz and Carolyn Newman representing Netflix. Filming commenced at Orava Castle in Slovakia before moving on to England and Bray Studios – once owned by iconic U.K. horror producer Hammer Films.

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