With a third and final episode of the BBC’s outstanding reinterpretation of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic, Dracula, airing tonight here in the UK before moving onto Netflix tomorrow, Saturday 4th January, for you to enjoy in the USA, as you can imagine, the BBC’s marketing department have been working overtime to promote this show.
I must say, it’s been a spectacular remake and reinterpretation with some major changes being taken with the original that have seemed to go down well with critics and viewers alike. You’re in for a real treat if you’re planning in binge-watching this series over the coming weekend. Hey, if nothing else, it’ll be a good distraction to the forthcoming Word War III your president seems be so keen on kickstarting, and the cast are amazing; no more so than Claes Bang (one to definitely watch) who plays Dracula with great gusto and humour and Dolly Wells who plays… well, that would be telling. You’ll have to watch all three episodes to find that out. It’s one of many, many twists and turns you’ll be rewarded with in watching this brilliant piece of TV.
But, back to the promotional material and I’m sure you’ll all agree this poster takes some beating. Tweeted by the BBC and well worth sharing.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) December 31, 2019
As for the show, do find some time to catch it. I can guarantee that while it does play fast and loose with it source material, I honestly believe we’ve just been given this generation’s quintessential take on vampire-lore’s most famous monster. Written by the team behind Sherlock, Mark Gatiss and Steve Moffat andSue Vertue.