Mark Gatiss is on the heels of its BBC One/Netflix series and return to the world of Dracula.
Gatiss wrote the recent TV series Dracula together with Steven Moffat (and made an accompanying documentary film for BBC Two), but it seems that the BAFTA winner just can’t get enough of Bram Stoker’s vampire.
He himself plays the shovel in Dracula’s Guests, a precursor of the original novel, written by Jonathan Barnes as a soundgame for Big Finish (especially known for their Doctor Who series).
Gatiss has previously played Dracula for Big Finish’s adaptation of Stoker’s book in 2016, with this new prequel which is meant as “the opening headlines in a trilogy of terrifying Dracula-sound adventures”.
“As A lifelong horror fan, vampires-and especially Dracula-always my favorite of all,” said Gatiss. ‘
Stoker had very mysterious yet never succeeded in writing a successor, but I thought it would be quite an interesting thing to come back. He’s always coming back, no? This is the point of Dracula. ”
The writer Jonathan Barnes was it once: ‘ There are so many loose wires, so many unfinished elements, as many things left in the original book inexplicably, it would like to encourage us almost as writers to explore the world further. From there we built an extensive story. ”
Next to Gatiss, Dracula’s guests will interpret David Bamber as Jeremiah Hart, Ian Hallard as RM Renfield and Hannah Arterton as Sabine. You can read the summary below…