The man brought Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes back to pop culture significance has set his sights on Dracula for his next series and now the Netflix-bound program has cast its lead vampire in Claes Bang. If his name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because the actor is mostly known for his Danish roles. Your best chance for catching him would be int he new Sony film, The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
Here’s Bang’s statement on the casting:
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock. I’m so excited that I get to dig in to this iconic and super-interesting character. Yes he’s evil, but there’s also so much more to him, he’s charismatic, intelligent, witty and sexy. I realise that there’s a lot to live up to with all the amazing people that have played him over the years, but I feel so privileged, to be taking on this incredible character.”
Dracula is set to hit Netflix sometime in 2020.