The BBC horror drama series Dracula had its first season on New year. Season 1 of the series aired on January 1, 2020. Well, following the end of the season, which spanned just three days, questions were raised about the possibility of a sequel. And considering the manner in which the season ended, we might get a positive answer.
There needs to be an introduction to the story of Dracula. The world knows the character and the story of the Prince Of Darkness by just the name. Very few characters of novels can boast of the popularity Dracula enjoys.
Bram Stoker’s version of Dracula has been published in hundreds of languages and still continues to attract readers. The story has been adapted to loads of movies, each rendering the same or different versions.
So, when the news came out that BBC was releasing a series based on the novel, it certainly grabbed some eyeballs. And with the news that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were the creators, it just went wild. For those who don’t know, they are the creators of the series Sherlock.
RECEPTION AND RENEWAL
The series was brought about in a similar fashion as that of Sherlock. Three episodes are having close to 90 minutes of running time. But we can say that popularity didn’t turn out to be the same.
The series received largely mixed reviews. Well, the series offers us a very different version of Dracula than the one in our nostalgia. Some may not have the appetite for it. But for those who always welcome a change, it has been quite satisfying. If we go to audience reviews, some say that this is the best remake or adaption of Dracula.
And we know that the audience is the king. As a significant part of the audience seem to love the show, we may get a renewal. But we are not much sure about the release date. It may have come out on the next New Year, but the coronavirus pandemic has really messed up everyone’s schedule.
So under the current circumstances, mid-2021 is our best bet. But if the situation gets sorted out sooner, it may be here even before that. So, I guess we might have to do our ‘waiting’ role for quite some time. Let’s just hope that it will be worth it.