Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller (the duo behind FOX’s nutty-
Co-creators, writers and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (who gave up the smash BBC drama “Sherlock”) are reviving another literary giant. Dracula will reintroduce audiences to the world of Bram Stoker’s bloodsucker as he sets his sights on Victorian London. This “television event” will consist of three 90-minute episodes, which are expected to “expand on” the original 1897 novel. It will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix in the United States. No word yet on when it might air. The BBC and Netflix have also joined forces to adapt Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials” series of fantasy/sci-fi novels.
Busy British boy Martin Freeman (“Sherlock,” The Hobbit, “Fargo,” “StartUp,” Black Panther) adds another credit to his crowded résumé with FX’s new sitcom “Breeders.” Freeman and Daisy Haggard (“Episodes”) star in this look at modern-day parenting that promises to explore the “parental paradox” of simultaneously loving your children and wanting to kill them. “Breeders” is the work of Simon Blackwell, writer/producer for “Veep,” “The Thick of It” “Peepshow” and In the Loop. The 10-episode first season, produced in partnership with England’s Sky TV, will air sometime in 2019.
After three seasons of cult fandom, a crowd-funded feature film and two novels, the UPN/CW series “Veronica Mars” is returning for an eight-episode revival on streaming service Hulu. Kristen Bell is back as the titular character, a high-school-aged private detective (who is, obviously, no longer high-school-aged). Series creator Rob Thomas (“iZombie”) will also be back. Original actors Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni and David Starzyk are all signed on to appear in the series. Production on the long-delayed fourth season begins this month. The story reportedly revolves around a serial killer stalking the streets of small-town Nepture, Calif. Hulu is scheduled to start streaming the first three seasons of “Veronica Mars” in summer of 2019, so it’s reasonable to expect that the new season will also make its appearance around then.