Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat – the creators of BBC's Sherlock - have confirmed that their new drama will be called Dracula.

The miniseries will be a BBC/Netflix co-production and has been written and created by Gatiss and Moffat and inspired by Dubliner Bram Stoker's classic novel.

Moffat and Gatiss said: "There have always been stories about great evil. What's special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero."

The BBC said the three feature-length episodes will "re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy."

The drama is set in 1897, with the blood-drinking count in Transylvania drawing up his plans against Victorian London.

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC drama said: "Steven and Mark's ingenious vision for Dracula is as clever as it is chilling.

"In their talented hands the fans will experience the power of Bram Stoker's creation as if completely anew. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them and the brilliant team at (producer) Hartswood on yet another iconic British series."

This latest take on Bram Stoker's Transylvanian vampire will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix outside of the UK.