Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss says he took a silhouetted photo of Cumberbatch wearing his Sherlock Holmes coat with his collar up, and noticed that he resembled Dracula. He showed the picture to BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson, who joked that Gatiss and fellow Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat should make a Dracula drama. "I said, ‘It looks like Dracula, doesn’t it?’ and he said, ‘Do you wanna do it?'” Gatiss explained, adding that they “just kept coming back” to the idea over the years.
TOPICS: Dracula, Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat