The modern update of “Sherlock” made stars out of Benedict Cumbarbatch and Martin Freeman, not to mention creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss — and it won Emmys for all four of them too. The series recently aired its fourth season on PBS Masterpiece, but that might be the last we’ve seen of this version of Holmes and Watson. The careers of all involved have taken off, so there may be no more “Sherlock” in their future. But fans can look forward to another literary adaptation: “Dracula.”
Our sister site Variety has exclusively reported that Moffat and Gatiss are planning to work on an adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic much in the same vein as “Sherlock”: a miniseries format with individual feature-length episodes. Other than “Sherlock,” Moffat and Gatiss have also worked together on another British institution, “Doctor Who,” for which Moffat has been the showrunner for the last six seasons. Moffat is stepping down from “Doctor Who” after this season; the show will be taken over by Chris Chibnall (“Broadchurch”).
“Dracula” isn’t yet in the casting phase, so it’s anyone’s guess who will play the title role, but between the “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” universes there are a number of actors who could fit the bill if Moffat and Gatiss choose to work with a familiar face. Vote in our poll below: who from the “Sherlock”/”Who” universes do you think would make the best Dracula?