The Netflix and BBC Dracula series are one of the most inventive and brilliant stories involving the infamous vampire ever. Dracula was and still is one of the most iconic characters ever made, countless attempts have been made to bring the character to both the big and the small screen. Some attempts fail miserably and some go down in history and the 2020 series will definitely be one of the most unique ways of looking at Count Dracula. The 2020 series was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who also worked on Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Sherlock. Dracula stars Claes Bang as the titular character and the other cast members include Dolly Wells, Mark Gatiss, Morfydd Clark, Lydia West, John Heffernan, Jonathan Aris, and Matthew Beard. So, if you miss the miniseries here are some shows that you might like to watch.
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Penny Dreadful (Showtime & Paramount+)
Synopsis: An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
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Synopsis: Inspired by the computer game series of the same name, CASTLEVANIA is an animated series that centers on Vlad Dracula Tepe (Graham McTavish), who’s attempting to wipe out humanity as retribution for the Church burning his wife Lisa (Emily Swallow) at the stake. It appears that no one can stop the hurricane of destruction that Dracula has unleashed upon 15th-century Eastern Europe. But vampire hunter Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), the last remaining member of a once-great family, is willing to try to stop Dracula and his demonic army. Along the way, Belmont meets a few allies, including sorceress Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso) and Dracula’s renegade son Alucard (James Callis). The odds of success are long — but Belmont and his friends are the last forces standing between Europe and extinction.
A Christmas Carol (Prime Video)
Synopsis: “FX’s A Christmas Carol” is an original take on Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story by Steven Knight. The original movie is a spine-tingling immersion into Ebenezer Scrooge’s dark night of the soul. Set in the late 1800s, the dark and modern retelling includes beloved characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and The Cratchit family among new additions to the world. The reimagining of the classic tale will be a timely interpretation of a timeless story, delving deep into the psyche of a cold and greedy man, exposing a Scrooge that audiences have never seen before.
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The Twilight Zone (Paramount+)
Synopsis: The Twilight Zone was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show’s 150-plus episode run. It’s a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
Carnivale (HBO Max)
Synopsis: 1934. The Dustbowl. In a time of sandstorms, plagues, drought and pestilence, the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin. This epic HBO series focuses on the battle as it plays out against a pair of unusual backdrops: a traveling carnival working the American Dustbowl circuit, and an evangelical ministry in California.
Synopsis: Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, NOS4A2 follows Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx.
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Carnival Row (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) star in the Amazon Original series Carnival Row, a one-hour fantasy drama set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
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Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Synopsis: From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?