Liam Dryden and Matt Hargreaves will be starring in a Dracula-based web series by Doctor Who writer James Moran.
The series, titled Mina Murray’s Journal, will be a modern vlog-based retelling of the novel Dracula. Written by James Moran, it will feature Liam and Matt, as well as stand-up comedian Rosie Holt and actress Kate Soulsby.
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Starting in September 2016 on the Mina Murray’s Journal YouTube channel, the story will follow Mina, a young woman just discovering that real life, work, and bills are a lot scarier than she expected. But all that pales in comparison when she comes across an ancient evil, which will put her and everyone she loves in danger.
The series will be told through vlogs, with multiplatform strands, and in-character, interactive social media accounts filling out the story as it unfolds.
James Moran has previously written for TV series such as Doctor Who, Spooks, and Torchwood. “Fans of writer-director James Moran will know how he likes to invert genre conventions,” said series producer, Elisar Cabrera. “You may think you know the story but we’ve got plenty of surprises along the way.”
The official press release states: “While it has some scary moments, there’ll be plenty of self-referential laughs along the way. These characters live in today’s connected world, and are fully aware of fictional vampires but now they’re going to come face to face with a real one.”
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