Dracula: The Sequel — Crossroads is based on characters from Dracula: The Series and was written between August 2009 to May 2010. It is a two-part teleplay, with each part being 45 to 50 minutes in length. The story of the new teleplay is original; however, no ownership of the characters or setting is intended or implied. The new teleplay in no way intends to infringe upon the rights of the holders of copyrights, trademarks, or other legal rights to the Dracula: The Series franchise. It is hoped that with a strong fan following and insider support, rights holders will realize its potential, and a new series could be produced.
Keeping true to the original format, Dracula: The Sequel ~ Crossroads is intended as family entertainment. It resolves the Season 1 cliffhanger of Dracula: The Series, maintaining the show's campiness while keeping the horror of the Dracula legend in the forefront, as the original series had done so effectively.
Carol M. Ford is the primary author of Dracula: the Sequel, with colleagues Brian Dettling and Joe Tonzelli having reviewed the script and assisted in the writing process. In addition to her day job as Senior Director of Editorial Services for a health care publishing firm, Carol is a published author, one of Bob Crane's (star of Hogan's Heroes) official biographers, editor, podcast producer, artist, and photographer. To discover more about Carol and her work, click here.
Dracula: The Series writer Stu Woolley (episodes "Double Darkness" and "I Love Lucard") has been instrumental in his guidance and unwavering in his support of this project. Marsha Garelick, promotion coordinator for Dracula: The Series distribution in the United States, has graciously spoken in support of this endeavor. Bernard Behrens (Uncle Gustav) had expressed happiness over the idea of a new screenplay in the works. Sadly, he passed away on September 19, 2012. If this sequel teleplay is produced as a two-part pilot for a series reboot, it is hoped it would be dedicated to Bernard Behrens in his memory.
The sequel teleplay was completed in 2010, and efforts to promote the teleplay and the idea of a sequel/series reboot to rights holders, showrunners, and original series cast and crew were put on hold because of the screenwriters' involvement in other projects. But we have not given up! Today, such a series would not only be welcomed by parents and kids/'tweens alike, not to mention scores of fans of the original series, but it would also find a profitable niche on a streaming network, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and the like. Current series such as Stranger Things are not only popular with adults and kids alike, but they prove that kids today can handle a darker storyline and be the heroes of that story as well.
We would love to see this become a reality, even now, more than a decade after the teleplay was written. To read the script, contact us.