Young Dracula

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  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (1,844)

Young Dracula is a British television series that ran from 2006 to 2014. It was produced by the BBC and follows the story of a young vampire named Vladimir "Vlad" Dracula, who moves with his family from Transylvania to England. The show stars Keith-Lee Castle as Count Dracula, Vlad's father, and Gerran Howell as Vlad Dracula, the teenage vampire protagonist. Other main characters include Vlad's mother, the Countess (Clare Thomas), his younger sister Ingrid (Lucy Borja-Edwards) and his best friend Robin (Craig Roberts), who is a half-vampire.

The show's premise is a modern twist on the classic vampire mythos, as it follows Vlad and his family's attempt to fit in with human society. The Dracula family pose as humans and move to a small town in Wales, where they rent a castle and enroll Vlad in the local school. The series explores Vlad's struggles to keep his true identity a secret while navigating the challenges of teenage life, including bullies, crushes, and school cliques.

As modern vampires, the Dracula family have certain abilities that set them apart from humans. Vlad has superhuman strength and agility, and he can also transform into a bat. His mother, the Countess, can levitate objects with her mind, while his sister Ingrid has the ability to transform into a wolf.

The series also introduces a number of other supernatural characters, including other vampires and werewolves. Vlad's main antagonist is the power-hungry vampire, Ramanga (Colin McFarlane), who aims to take over the human world and rule as its vampire king. Other recurring characters include the nerdy Renfield (Simon Ludders), who becomes Vlad's loyal servant, and the handsome vampire, Malik (Richard Southgate), who becomes Vlad's rival for the affections of his human love interest, Erin (Sydney Rae White).

The show's themes include family, friendship, and loyalty, and it explores Vlad's struggles to come to terms with his dual identity as a vampire and a teenager. The show also has a dark sense of humor, with several fun nods to classic vampire lore, including garlic, wooden stakes and vampire hunters.

Young Dracula is a well-written and well-acted show, with plenty of twists and turns to keep audiences engaged. The performances from the cast are all excellent, with Castle giving a standout performance as the brooding and enigmatic Count Dracula. Howell is also excellent as Vlad, capturing the character's vulnerability and inner conflict.

Overall, Young Dracula is an entertaining and exciting series that cleverly updates the vampire mythos for modern audiences. With a great cast, excellent writing, and plenty of laughs and scares, it's a show that's sure to appeal to viewers of all ages.

Young Dracula is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 2006.

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The Darkest Hour, Part 2
13. The Darkest Hour, Part 2
March 31, 2014
Asan updates his soldiers of the frond outbreak and Lazak whooshes off to inform Shango. Luckily, Piers, alerted by one of his security sensors, comes to George's rescue. Together they free Renfield and Sally, shackling Asan and Tagal.
The Darkest Hour, Part 1
12. The Darkest Hour, Part 1
March 31, 2014
It's the day of Vlad's eighteenth birthday and he's anxious about his breather relatives coming to his party - what if the surge of Chosen One powers change him into an evil bloodsucker?
Bite Me
11. Bite Me
March 24, 2014
The Count, already paranoid after the recent attacks on Garside, is beside himself when he, Vlad and Talitha are beset by a string of garlic bombs! A brave Renfield comes to the rescue but gets very little gratitude from The Count.
Blood Match
10. Blood Match
March 17, 2014
The Draculas, Renfield and Talitha are going about their normal bedtime routine when they find themselves tied up or imprisoned in UV cages! It's all part of Shango and Asan's new plan to put Malik on the throne.
The Bodyguard
9. The Bodyguard
March 10, 2014
After the assassination attempt on Vlad, Roquelour, Head of Security at the VHC, assigns him a bodyguard until the Bounty Hunters are caught.
Open House
8. Open House
March 3, 2014
The Count shows Renfield the proposed, hideous death zone from the unstable Magister Maleficorum; it looks like they'll have to move further afield than he'd planned -Australia to be precise!
Nemesis Rising
7. Nemesis Rising
February 24, 2014
From the lake within The Blood Mirror Elizabeta communicates with Malik, demanding to be rescued. When he is finally able to get down to the basement Malik's rescue attempt is thwarted by the Gargoyle Guardians.
Warning Shadows
5. Warning Shadows
February 10, 2014
The biter and breather families are living together and, for Vlad's sake, trying to get along... Their "˜peaceful coexistence' is interrupted by a knock at the door -it's Asan, a young refugee, seeking vampire asylum at Garside.
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
4. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
February 3, 2014
It's fifteen minutes later and Sally is trying to come to terms with the fact that she's just met her long lost son and found out he's a vampire! Vlad apologises for tricking his mum and asks her to stay for a bit -he'd like to get to know her better.
Flesh and Blood
3. Flesh and Blood
January 27, 2014
The Count tells Vlad he's decided to turn Garside into a vampire themed hotel -they're doing it in the Old Country and making an absolute killing. Vlad is against the idea until he realises this would be a great way of meeting his mum.
Who's the Daddy?
2. Who's the Daddy?
January 20, 2014
Vlad's curiosity is aroused when Renfield lets slip that he is suffering from a breather cold... His suspicions are compounded when, following a violent cough, Vlad is exposed to direct sunlight and only suffers a mild singeing...
Fight or Flight
1. Fight or Flight
January 13, 2014
Vlad returns to Garside. The Count is disappointed to learn that he intends to head back out on his travels and isn't bothered about becoming the head of the Dracula dynasty.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,844)