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Series 3
S3 Guide
Series Information
Premiere: 31/10/2011
Finale: 12/12/2011
Episodes: 13
Series Guide
Previous Series:
Series 2
Next Series:
Series 4

Series 3 is the third series of the popular CBBC show Young Dracula.

AnnouncementEdit

The commissioning of a third series of Young Dracula was first reported by ScreenTerrier in March before the official press release confirmed the commission in April:

"By popular demand Young Dracula is swooping back to CBBC. We pick up the story four years on and Vlad and the Count have fled from Stokely. Pursued by slayers and radical vampires alike, The Count and Vlad keep a low profile and "hide in plain sight" by buying a school. The Count is determined that Vlad fulfils his destiny to lead the vampire race, but this is threatened by The Count's own tendency to create mayhem and disaster on a daily basis and by the re-emergence of the anarchic Ingrid, who brings a trail of destruction in her wake. An irreverent, gothic comedy, Young Dracula shines a mischievous light on family relationships and what it is to be a teenager trying to make his way in the world. The third 13x30 minute series will be filmed around Liverpool and promises some exciting new characters as well as the return of familiar favourites. The series is produced by Lis Steele and executive produced by Josephine Ward."

Series DetailsEdit

The series is set four years after the ending of series 2's finale, in which Ingrid took over the Dracula castle and vowed revenge on Stokely for the slaying of her boyfriend, Will. Since then, the Count and Vlad have fled, and decide to purchase a school to hide from the slayers and vampires that follow them, while Ingrid also returns.

In this series the plot doesn't revolve solely around Vlad as it did in the first two series. There are more subplots involving the Count, Renfield and Wolfie (Magda and Patrick's son from an earlier series). the power dynamic has also changed- though the Count is Vlad's regent and therefore has power over him, Vlad is more willing to stand up to his father and go against his wishes. Ingrid, meanwhile, is shown as being more likely to work with the Count and they seem to have declared an uneasy truce.

Bertram is at odds with Vlad for most of the series- believing that Vlad should focus entirely on his role and the chosen one and dissaproving on his relationship with Erin.

ProductionEdit

The series has moved away from Wales and will be filming around Liverpool. Rehearsals for the series began on the week of May 9th 2011, while filming began the week after for a period of three months. And finished filming in August. The series has recently been edited, and was released on October the 31st.

CharactersEdit

Characters that are returning, played by their original actors, are:

  • Vlad Dracula
  • Ingrid Dracula

New actors to the series include:

Characters who are not returning include:

  • The Branaughs
  • Eric Van Helsing

Other characters rumoured to appear include:

  • Olga Dracula - FLASHBACKS ONLY
  • Magda Westenra - TRUE
  • Atilla Westenra - FLASHBACKS ONLY
  • Krone Westenra - FLASHBACKS ONLY
  • Patrick - FALSE
  • Robin Branaugh - FLASHBACKS ONLY
  • Our old, well-known slayers - ONLY MINA VAN HELSING AND JONNO VAN HELSING

TrailerEdit

Young Dracula Season 3 Trailer (HD)00:11

Young Dracula Season 3 Trailer (HD)

See also: Thrills and Spills

Episode List Edit

Series 3 Episodes
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers (thousands)
1 "Hide and Seek" Joss Agnew Joe Williams 31 October 2011
B016vvt0 640 360 The family are reunited. Erin saves a sick Ingrid from the slayers and Vlad comes to their aid.
2 "The Enemy Within" Joss Agnew Emma Reeves 1 November 2011
B016vxbt 640 360 Erin has her newly-bitten brother in the boot of her car and plans to slay the Draculas. She fails when she gets her chance with Ingrid. Vlad's father tries to find him a tutor.
3 "Faustian Slip" Joss Agnew Emma Reeves & Max Allen 7 November 2011
Faustian Slip Bertrand and Vlad work on Vlad's telepathic skills when Magda returns in a hagged state and as usual causes trouble for Vlad.
4 "Fangs for the Memories" Joss Agnew Unknown 8 November 2011
Fangs for the Memories Vlad takes a trip down memory lane with Erin, the Count tries to get a statue erected, and Wolfie is welcomed to the family.
5 "Carpathian Feast" Matthew Evans Gary Lawson & John Phelps 14 November 2011
Carpathian Feast The Count demands Vlad show more respect, and orders him to arrange a Carpathian feast.
6 "Blood Thief" Matthew Evans Jemma Field & Emma Reeves 15 November 2011
3x65 Believing she is distracting Vlad, Bertrand devises a plan to get rid of Erin and make it look like an accident. Meanwhile, Renfield plays detective to find out who has been stealing the Count's blood.
7 "Bad to the Bones" Matthew Evans Joe Williams 21 November 2011
3x7 Vlad becomes trapped inside the Blood Mirror just as Ramanga, a member of the High Council, arrives...
8 "Bad Vlad" Matthew Evans Gerard Foster 22 November 2011
B017pl39 640 360 Vlad, with his evil reflections, causes havoc for his entire family, putting all of them in dangerous situations with his new found fangs.
9 "Therapy" Joss Agnew Gary Lawson & John Phelps 28 November 2011
B017yp02 640 360 Ingrid, having hit rock bottom, finds herself sitting with a therapist who makes her dig into her past.
10 "The Return" Joss Agnew Gary Lawson & John Phelps 29 November 2011
3x10 Vlad returns back after being away to deal with his evil self. Ingrid has turned a new leaf. Jonathan and Mina arrive at Garside, and the Draculas must test the mind-wipes.
11 "Hit Chicks" Joss Agnew Mark Brotherhood 5 December 2011
10792-3-11 Ingrid starts recruiting girls to her cause. She instructs them to try and assassinate Vlad in various ways.
12 "Blood Loyalties" Joss Agnew Emma Reeves 6 December 2011
Blood Loyalties Vlad recieves a letter from Erin about the Slayer Guild's plans to slay his entire family. Vlad convinces the Count to go on a mission to destroy the Slayers' secret weapon.
13 "All for One" Joss Agnew Joe Williams 12 December 2011
All For One With the slayers closing in, Ingrid out to kill him, and Bertrand turned traitor, Vlad needs the power of the Praedictum Impaver to survive, but to everyone's surprise the book brings Sethius back to life.


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