'Dracula' Netflix Release Date: When Will the New Series Be Streaming?

Sherlock Season 5 may still be years away, but its creator Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have a new series to tide fans over as they bring their retelling of Dracula from New Year's Day on BBC One in the U.K.

International viewers will get the series, which stars Danish actor Claes Bang as the bohemian bloodsucker, on Netflix, though the show is only coming to the streaming service a few days after the first episode airs in Britain.

When is Dracula out on Netflix?

Dracula will be released onto Netflix after all the episodes of the show have aired on BBC One in the U.K. Luckily for fans of the vampire classic, however, the show has three episodes, which are airing on consecutive nights on TV, meaning it will not be long until Dracula is on Netflix.


The U.K. broadcast is as follows, with all episodes airing at 9 p.m. GMT on BBC One:

  • Episode 1 - "The Rules of the Beast": Wednesday, January 1
  • Episode 2 - "Blood Vessel": Thursday, January 2
  • Episode 2 - "The Dark Compass": Friday, January 3

Netflix will then air all three of these 90-minute episodes the following morning, Saturday, January 4. Though Netflix has not revealed exactly when they plan to release the show, it drops most of its content at one minute past midnight, PT (3:01 a.m. ET / 2:01 a.m. CT) and Dracula is expected to follow suit.

As for what fans can expect from this new retelling of Dracula, its creators have revealed that their adaptation revels in the Gothic horror of the original Bram Stoker novel. Speaking to press including Newsweek at the premiere of the series, Gatiss said: "Things go in big cycles. We've been so many iterations of Twilight vampires, so somehow it just felt right to be able to do big castles and moonlight and capes again."

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Claes Bang in the trailer for "Dracula," coming to Netflix this January Netflix

Taking on the role of Dracula is Claes Bang, best known for his leading role in art satire The Square, which won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Joining Bang in the BBC and Netflix is a host of British talent, including Doll and Em's Dolly Wells as inquisitive nun Sister Agatha, The Thick of It's Joanna Scanlan as her austere Mother Superior and The Crown's John Heffernan as Jonathan Harker.

Speaking about why Bang was perfect for the role, previously played by luminaries like Bela Lugosi, Gary Oldman and Christopher Lee, Moffat said, "We set the conundrum to [casting] that we needed somebody tall, dark, handsome in their 40s, not wildly known for any particular role. not English, which is a very tall order.

"But I was sent a link to The Square, and I clicked the link and just thought, 'well that's Dracula, isn't it? He's basically Christopher Lee's love child!"

Dracula is released on Saturday, January 4 on Netflix.