Netflix and the BBC have found their Dracula: Danish actor Claes Bang (The Bridge) will star as the titular bloodsucker in the upcoming drama from Sherlock producers/writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, our sister site Variety reports.
In the series — airing on BBC One and streaming stateside on Netflix as three feature-length episodes — Dracula plots a journey from Transylvania to wreak havoc in London.
Bang was also recently cast in the fifth and final season of The Affair as Helen’s love interest.
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* Donald Sutherland (Trust) will play father to Nicole Kidman in The Undoing, HBO’s limited series about a therapist whose world is turned upside-down by a violent death, a missing husband (Hugh Grant) and a chain of terrible revelations.
* Gotham star Erin Richards will direct the Fox drama’s 100th episode — penned by leading man Ben McKenzie! — the actress revealed via Instagram.
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So it’s official…I’m directing the 💯 episode of #Gotham!! This show has been my life and love for the past five years. I’ve made best friends and incredible memories. It’s such an honour to be closing us out with a truly beautiful script written by our (number) one and only @mrbenmckenzie Thank you to all the fans that got us here. xxx
* DC Universe has released a trailer for Young Justice: Outsiders, premiering Friday, Jan. 4:
* Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming Springsteen on Broadway special, which drops Sunday, Dec. 16. Watch it below:
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