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Netflix Stakes Out "Dracula"

The UK's BBC One has commissioned the 3-part mini-series "Dracula" from the co-creators of the multi-award-winning drama "Sherlock", to be produced by Hartswood Films as a co-production between BBC One and Netflix, 'inspired' by author Bram Stoker's public domain novel:

"...in 1897, 'Count Dracula' attempts to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse.

"But there is a battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by 'Professor Abraham Van Helsing'..."

All "Dracula" episodes will be written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, premiering on Netflix outside of the UK/Ireland.

"Steven and Mark's ingenious vision for 'Dracula' is as clever as it is chilling," said Piers Wenger, BBC Drama. "In their talented hands the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker's creation as if completely anew. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them.
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces Multi-Generational Comedy Series ‘Family Reunion,’ Starring Tia Mowry

  • Variety
In Wednesday’s roundup, Netflix announces family comedy series “Family Reunion,” and the company is also bringing back its Spanish original series “Elite” for a second season.

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Netflix has announced “Family Reunion,” a multi-generational live action comedy series. The series, which recently began production, stars Loretta Devine (“The Carmichael Show”) and Tia Mowry. Mowry will play Cocoa McKellan, a free-spirited mother who travels from the big city with her family to a small town for her family reunion and gets to know their extended clan. Devine will portray the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M’Dear, and Anthony Alabi (“Insecure”) plays Cocoa’s husband. Rounding out the cast as the McKellan children are Talia Jackson as 14-year old Jade, Isaiah Russell-Bailey as 12-year old Shaka, Cameron J. “Cj” Wright as 10-year old Mazzi, and Jordyn James as 8-year old Ami. The show is executive produced and created
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‘Utopia’: Toby Haynes To Direct Amazon Drama Based On UK Series

Amazon Studios has set Toby Haynes (Doctor Who) to direct Utopia, its nine-episode adaptation of the 2013-14 British drama series.

Written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that actually might be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world. The cast is Tba.

Haynes’ directing credits include Doctor Who, Sherlock, Being Human, Black Mirror and the BBC One miniseries Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell, on which he also was an executive producer. Other UK TV credits include The Musketeers, Spooks and Five Days. He won a 2011 Hugo Award for Doctor Who shorts and has been nominated two others time.

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The Distinctive Direction of the Good Omens TV Show

Kayti Burt Oct 17, 2018

The cast of Good Omens gives insight into how director Douglas Mackinnon brought Good Omens to the screen.

Television is known as a writers' medium, but that doesn't mean the director isn't a vital contributor to the creation of an on-screen television world. This is especially true when one director has the chance to direct every episode of a TV season, which is normally not the case in the traditional TV model.

This is the case for Amazon's much-anticipated upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, the story of a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) and an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) who team up in an attempt to prevent the apocalypse and the end of life as they know it.

Director Douglas Mackinnon is behind the camera for all six episodes of what looks to be a trippy, distinctive, and wonderfully
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The Distinctive Direction of the Good Omens TV Show

Kayti Burt Oct 17, 2018

The cast of Good Omens gives insight into how director Douglas Mackinnon brought Good Omens to the screen.

Television is known as a writers' medium, but that doesn't mean the director isn't a vital contributor to the creation of an on-screen television world. This is especially true when one director has the chance to direct every episode of a TV season, which is normally not the case in the traditional TV model.

This is the case for Amazon's much-anticipated upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, the story of a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) and an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) who team up in an attempt to prevent the apocalypse and the end of life as they know it.

Director Douglas Mackinnon is behind the camera for all six episodes of what looks to be a trippy, distinctive, and wonderfully
See full article at Den of Geek »

Martin Freeman to lead parental comedy series Breeders for FX

FX has announced that it has given a ten-episode series order to Breeders, a parental comedy series which will star Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.

Breeders has been created by Freeman, Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison and will see Freeman portraying a caring father who discovers that he’s not quite the man he thought he was.

The series is described as “exposing the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.”

“Martin Freeman is an incredibly versatile artist who is perfectly paired with the wonderfully talented Daisy Haggard in Breeders,” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions. “We enjoyed working with Martin on the first installment of Fargo and are delighted that he is executive producing along with Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison.
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The Dracula Series Coming From The Sherlock Team Lands at BBC and Netflix

About a year ago it was announced that the team behind Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, were going to develop a series based on Bram Stoker's horror classic Dracula. We’ve now learned that the project has been picked up be BBC and Netflix.

The series is set in 1897 and the story will revolve around the “blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London.” Moffat and Gatiss had this to say in a joint statement:

“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero. There’s nothing like fresh blood.”

Larry Tanz, VP, content acquisition, Netflix added:

“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC
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Mipcom News Roundup: Viacom Sales, Germany’s ‘Survivor,’ Scandi Noir and More

In today’s Mipcom roundup, reflecting a jam-packed day of announcements, Viacom boasts big sales, Germany’s a ‘Survivor,’ Nordics plot murder, Fremantle sells to Saudi Arabia and Vienna gets bloody.

Viacom Intl. Announces Wave of Mipcom Sales

Announced on Monday, Viacom International Studios (Vis) has signed sales deals for three titles before the French market. Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” an updated animated version of the IP, has sold to China, the Middle East and Albania. The series is currently rolling out in more than 170 countries on Nickelodeon’s networks. The “Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis,” a ratings hit for the network in the U.S., has been acquired by broadcasters in Russia, Australia, Israel and Finland. And finally, MTV’s new reality gameshow format “True Love or True Lies?” which launched with great success in the U.K. has been picked up by
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Mipcom: European Alliance Takes Aim at U.S. Streamers

  • Variety
Europe’s pubcasters have joined forces to combat such streaming giants as Netflix and Amazon in the international TV market — and the first projects from this collaboration are under way.

Continental Europe’s leading public broadcasters — Italy’s Rai, France Televisions and Germany’s Zdf — in March forged a scripted content co-production pact called the Alliance with the stated goal of co-financing innovative, higher-profile, and generally bigger TV series for viewers in Europe and the rest of the world.

Meant to give participants greater firepower against the Netflixes of this world, the Alliance has spawned several projects, including a high-end “Leonardo” skein, with Frank Spotnitz on board and Rai in the leading role. It is the first of the projects expected to hit screens, in 2019.

“There are so many available platforms these days that local audiences are getting used to seeing the best of what’s out there day-and-date with the rest of the world,
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Breeders: FX Orders New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard

Breeders: FX Orders New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard
Martin Freeman is coming to FX. This week, the network announced they've ordered a new TV show with the Sherlock star called Breeders.

The comedy "exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there." Daisy Haggard also stars.

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Dracula series from Sherlock’s Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat will launch on Netflix and BBC

Last year it was announced Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat, the duo behind the reimagined Sherlock series, were beginning development of a new series based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror tale, Dracula. The series has now found a home as it will air on the BBC and Netflix for those outside the United Kingdom.

Set in 1897, the series will revolve around the blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London. Much like Sherlock, the BBC has ordered three 90-minute episodes to make up the series.

“There have always been stories about great evil,” Gattis and Moffat said. “What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One,” said Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Director of Content.

“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat
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Sherlock creators to bring three-part Dracula series to the BBC and Netflix

  • JoBlo
Since Bram Stoker brought Dracula to life all the way back in 1897, there have been countless adaptations of the material over the decades, and it seems that we're due to get one more. It was announced well over a year ago that Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creators of BBC's Sherlock, were developing a new Dracula series, and we finally have some details on the project…
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‘Dracula’ Miniseries from ‘Sherlock’ Team Heads to Netflix

Netflix and the BBC are collaborating for a new miniseries from Sherlock's Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this time focusing on Dracula, and taking its inspiration from Bram Stoker's classic novel. The three-episode story (where each episode will be feature-length) will "reintroduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who 'made evil sexy.'" There have certainly been plenty of Dracula stories and adaptations over the years, both in film and on television, as well as countless iterations that have referenced or put a new spin on Stoker's classic. Do we need another one? And as much …
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‘Dracula’ Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creators Coming to Netflix, BBC

Get ready for (another) sexy, young Dracula. The creators behind BBC’s acclaimed series Sherlock are about to sink their teeth into the iconic vampire with a new Dracula series that will debut on both Netflix and BBC. Variety reports that Netflix and BBC are teaming up for a Dracula series helmed by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the co-creators behind the wildly popular […]

The post ‘Dracula’ Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creators Coming to Netflix, BBC appeared first on /Film.
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BBC One And Netflix Team Up For New Show From Sherlock Creators

Though Sherlock‘s fate is still hanging in the balance, showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are now hard at work on another TV series. Intended to be a “stablemate” of the hit detective drama, the duo are piecing together a reinvention of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel Dracula, and Variety brings word today that the BBC and Netflix will be teaming up to deliver the project.

The show will apparently be modeled in the same format as Sherlock, taking the shape of a miniseries run of feature-length 90 minute episodes. No casting has been announced just yet, but it’ll be produced by Sue Vertue and her company Harstwood Films, who were also behind the aforementioned Sherlock. Furthermore, BBC will carry the program in the UK while Netflix will be responsible for most of the other territories.

Plot details have been hard to come by for Dracula, but we
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‘The Imitation Game’s Matthew Beard To Star In Adaptation Of ‘Vienna Blood’ From ‘Deep State’ Producer Endor – Mipcom

‘The Imitation Game’s Matthew Beard To Star In Adaptation Of ‘Vienna Blood’ From ‘Deep State’ Producer Endor – Mipcom
Exclusive: The Imitation Game’s Matthew Beard is to front a European remake of Frank Tallis novels Vienna Blood, produced by Endor Productions, the company behind Mark Strong-fronted drama Deep State.

Endor has partnered with Mr Film and Red Arrow Studios International on the three-part series, which has been commissioned by Germany’s Zdf and Austria’s Orf.

Jericho and Sherlock writer Steve Thompson is adapting the series into three feature-length episodes with Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story) and Umut Dag (Cracks in Concrete) directing.

Bear plays central character Max Liebermann, the protégé of Sigmund Freud, and set in 1900s Vienna. When Liebermann comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt, played by Tatort’s Juergen Maurer, a detective struggling with a strange murder case, he is called to help him solve the investigation.

The three features will be based on Tallis’ first three books in the Liebermann Papers series of novels,
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‘Dracula’ Mini-Series From ‘Sherlock’ Duo Coming to Netflix, BBC One

‘Dracula’ Mini-Series From ‘Sherlock’ Duo Coming to Netflix, BBC One
BBC One and Netflix have staked a new project from “Sherlock” creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The UK-based network and streamer have ordered “Dracula,” a TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

The three-part 90-minute mini-series is written, executive produced and created by Moffat and Gatiss, and will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. Per Netflix, “In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.”

“There have always been stories about great evil,” Moffat and Gatiss said. “What’s special about ‘Dracula,’ is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero.”

The series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. Moffat and Gatiss executive produce alongside Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films,
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Dracula Series From Sherlock EPs Lands at Netflix — Who Should Star?

Already home to the ghosts of Hill House and the witches of Sabrina, Netflix will soon welcome one very famous vampire.

The streaming service has picked up Dracula, a new series based on the classic Bram Stoker tale. In collaboration with BBC One (which will air the series in the U.K.), Netflix has ordered three 90-minute installments, which will be set in 1897 and revolve around the titular bloodsucker from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London.

As previously reported, the project comes from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who previously teamed to create the Emmy-winning Sherlock revival.

“We
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Netflix Orders Sexy Dracula Miniseries from Sherlock Producers

Sherlock's Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are doing their "updated British classic" thing to a different Victorian novel: Bram Stoker's Dracula, which is getting a miniseries adaptation that will stream on Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The limited series will consist of three

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Netflix, BBC team on 'Dracula' series from 'Sherlock' creators

Netflix boards Sherlock creators’ BBC series.

Netflix has been brought on board as co-producer of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ upcoming BBC Dracula adaptation.

The BBC revealed today that Hartswood Films’ series, which will air next year on BBC1, is being lined up for an international tx on the SVoD giant’s platform.

The Sherlock team is aiming to “re-introduce the world to Dracula” with the 3 x 90-minute series, which sticks to the backdrop of 1897 Transylvania rather than bringing the story to the present day.

It was initially commissioned by BBC director of content Charlotte Moore and drama controller Piers Wenger,
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