Doctor Who producers BBC Wales are to produce a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Adapated by Stewart Harcourt, the drama stars Marc Warren as Dracula,� Rafe Spall (The Chatterley Affair) as the solicitor Jonathan Harker and Stephanie Leonidas (MirrorMask) as his girlfriend Mina, Dan Stevens (Line of Beauty) as Holmwood, Sophia Myles (Thunderbirds) as his fianc� Lucy and Tom Burke (State of Play) as their friend Seward.
Celebrated actor David Suchet rounds off the cast as vampire scholar and Dracula’s nemesis, Van Helsing.
In today’s announcement the BBC promise Stewart Harcourt will be “returning to the original novel for his inspiration”.
Head of BBC Wales Drama, Julie Gardner, executive producer said: “Stewart Harcourt’s adaptation is a visceral, sexy and bold re-telling of Bram Stoker’s classic chiller which will blow the cobwebs off traditional period drama and we’ve brought together a cast of thrilling young talent to bring it to life.”
Dracula is a Granada Production for BBC Wales with co-producers Granada International and WGBH Boston.