A new TV series on Bram Stoker’s Dracula is currently being planned with the writing and producer teams behind the BBC’s version of Sherlock firmly on board to pen the TV dramatisation.

With work on the new series yet to begin as writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are working on other projects, it is said the format of the show will be the same as Sherlock with a miniseries run of feature-length episodes. Whether it will be broadcast on the BBC, which had the UK rights for Sherlock, is also to be determined but talks are currently taking place with the broadcaster.

All details, from casting to setting, are yet to be finalised as no story has yet been thrashed out on paper but Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will write the series, and Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films will produce. Gatiss has stated in the past he is a big fan of classic horror movies, especially the 1958 version which saw Christopher Lee play our fang-toothed predator.

DraculaBenedict Cumberbatch’s future as Sherlock looks to be on very shaky ground after the last series aired in January. The season was met with concern that it had lost its appeal, suggesting it may be time for the age old detective show with a modern twist should call it a day. There are no plans at the moment to make any further outings but Gatiss and Moffat haven’t ruled out a comeback.

Alongside British producer Hartswood, U.S. and other international partners are likely to come on board the new project. BBC Worldwide, the public broadcaster’s commercial arm, sells “Sherlock” internationally, and it has been one of the distributor’s biggest titles in recent years.