Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BBC & NETFLIX TO GIVE DRACULA SOME FRESH BLOOD IN NEW EPIC MINI SERIES! JULIAN FELLOWES TO TELL STORIES BEHIND PORTRAITS IN 'THE ROYAL COLLECTION' SERIES

BBS AND NETFLIX TO GIVE
DRACULA SOME FRESH BLOOD!
Vlad Dracula by Claudia McKinney!
This has been mentioned sometime ago, but now BBC One has announced that they are officially making DRACULA mini series together with Netflix and Sherlock producers Hartswood Films! The series, which will have three hour and a half long episodes, is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast. Whom would you like to see in the lead role?

   'THE ROYAL COLLECTION'
JULIAN FELLOWS TO UNCOVER STORIES BEHIND PORTRAITS
So many portraits, so many stories behind them!
Speaking of epic series, Downton Abbey's creator Julian Fellows will make scripted series on THE ROYAL COLLECTION based on the queen's art collection which is the biggest in the world!  As 'Deadline' reports, it will depict stories behind portraits which hang in the royal collection! Every episode will end with the portrait being painted. For instance, one of the stories is a servant who worked for three kings and the queen. Spread across 13 historic royal residencies in the UK, the collection is owned by Queen Elizabeth II and overseen by the Royal Collection trust. There are around 1 million objects including 7,000 paintings and 30,000 watercolours and drawings as well as photographs and furniture.

14 comments:

  1. In 2009 I visited Bran Castle in Romania where Dracula supposedly had his 'headquarters'. I wrote a post on this visit which was, as I recall my most popular post for a year or two. I suspected the reason for that was a postcard bought as a souvenir, and which showed Dracula as a kind of sex symbol.

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    1. we do like good old Vlad as he fought against our mutual historical enemies the Turks :)

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  2. "The Royal Collection" sounds like a fascinating series. I hope I can watch it some day!

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    1. it hasn't been announced yet which channel will take it for airing.

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  3. I am interested in the Dracula series but not hopeful. I found Bram Stoker's Dracula terrifying but it's very hard to do 'terrifying' on the screen imo.

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    1. it will have just three episodes, so I'm wondering what kind of story will they manage to tell in that amount of time.

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  4. Dracula will be right up my alley if done properly. I’ll be on the lookout for it at Netflix.

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    1. hope they do some really nice casting and choose some nice gent from BBC's rich stables of studs :)

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    2. Here's hoping, but just our luck they'll pick some overly hyped, no talent actor just because he has a pretty face. Seems to be the case a lot these days.

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    3. yes, the latest case is Tom Bateman who just had the leading gig in Vanity Fair after Jekyl and Mr Hyde and Da Vinci's Demons and will be leading Beecham House too. He is handsome and nice, but does not really have the charisma to carry the show himself, and yet they keep casting him in the leads even though most of his series are massive flops.

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  5. Dracula was my first love, you know :). There's something sexy and magical about this creepy man

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    1. Geez Louise, I did not know you were hundreds of years old if he was your first luv? :)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)