Mina Murray’s Journal is an upcoming web series adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula that promises “to scare a whole new generation”.
Writer/director James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks, Severance, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block) and producer Elisar Cabrera (Talking Who, 3some) have recently announced the completion of principal photography on season one of Mina Murray’s Journal.
Mina Murray’s Journal is driven by Mina, a 23-year-old bisexual woman 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. Mina is ambitious, but stuck in a boring job that doesn’t challenge her, and not particularly enjoying her current relationship either. She also has no idea that her housemate Lucy is secretly in love with her.
If you’re a fan of Dracula, don’t think you already know everything about this series. Moran warns viewers that because this is a modernized, vlog adaptation, you may *think* you know the story, but that they’ve got “plenty of surprises along the way“. Cabrera adds that “to be able to tell a story across multi-platforms and draw in a new audience to a classic story like Dracula through both YouTube and social media is a wonderful challenge.”
The first British-produced vlog literary series is starred by Youtuber Liam Dryden, Eddsworld star Matt Hargreaves, stand-up comedian Rosie Holt and actress Kate Soulsby. Joining the creative team is Emmy and Streamy winning Transmedia Producer, Alexandra Edwards (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, Emma Approved). The series is produced by Moranic Productions, the new London-based joint venture from James Moran and fellow filmmaker/producer Cat Davies.
Season 1 of Mina Murray’s Journal will be online on the 29th of September, with 15 episodes including a live stream and a finale. You can watch the recently released teaser trailer below: