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Bloody brilliant: 'Sherlock' creators bite into 'Dracula'

There haven't been any cast announcements yet, but fans of the BBC detective series probably can't wait to sink their fangs into the new drama.

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CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
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It's no mystery: "Sherlock," which stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, became a hit, and the BBC hopes for the same with "Dracula."


Sink your teeth into this: The writers and producers of the BBC series "Sherlock" are reuniting for a new series of "Dracula" specials, Variety reported on Tuesday.

"Sherlock" co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis will write the vampire drama, based on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel about a blood-sucking count who moves from Transylvania to England.

Details are yet to be worked out. There's no cast yet, and it's undecided if the show will be a period piece or moved up to the modern day, as "Sherlock" was. And don't expect to sink your fangs into an episode before 2019 at the earliest, RadioTimes reports. But if you were a fan of the way Moffat and Gattis handled "Sherlock," this is fang-tastic news.