Syfy’s newest action-horror series VAN HELSING will be making its debut on the network officially on September 23rd, but Syfy will be having a special preview of the pilot episode on July 31st, directly following their airing of Sharknado: The 4 Awakens. Van Helsing brings the iconic character who fights vampires into the apocalyptic age and is full of new twists, including the iconic character now being a woman. Read on because we have trailers, promos and some cast pics that you might enjoy.
Executive producer Simon Barry promises the new show will explore “the viral nature of vampirism and the scientific basis on which vampirism could work.”
Kelly Overton stars as the new female Van Helsing. Joining Overton in the cast are Jonathan Scarfe (“Hell on Wheels”), Christopher Heyerdahl (“True Blood,” “Hell on Wheels”), Paul Johansson (“Mad Men”), David Cubitt (“Ray Donovan”), and Tim Guinee (“Homeland”). The showrunner is Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Wicker Man (2006)), who also serves as one of the show’s exec producers/writers. Set to direct various episodes are Michael Nankin (“Hell on Wheels:), Jason Priestley (“Haven”), David Frazee (“Orphan Black”), Simon Barry (“Continuum”), and Amanda Tapping (“The Magicians”).
“Van Helsing” is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Vanessa Helsing is the last hope for survival, as she unknowingly awakens to discover she has a unique blood composition that makes her not only immune to vampires, but with the ability to turn a vampire human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires, while trying to save humanity.