Deadline announced today that Syfy has officially nabbed the new 13-episode Van Helsing series. The completely new Van Helsing series, from Nomadic Pictures will be a led by writer and showrunner, Neil LaBute.
The show will begin production in Vancouver in January 2016 and is set to premiere in fall 2016.
“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures. “The series is unique in exploring a world completely dominated by vampires, while the human characters have to learn the importance of working together to ensure their survival.”
According to Deadline, the show will focus on Vanessa Helsing, Van Helsing’s daughter. (Oh, and for those of you who don’t know, Abraham Van Helsing is a famous vampire hunter.)
So, anyway, Vanessa is supposedly brought back to life five years after her death only to discover that vampires have taken over the world and that she has some kind of power over them.
“Van Helsing reimagines a classic story in a compelling new way, featuring a bold and complex heroine,” said Chris Regina, SVP, Program Strategy, Syfy.
Cool! Love it! I’m very excited about a vampire show that features a strong female lead. It sounds like it will be a unique and fun new spin on the classic Van Helsing story.
What do you all think? Are you looking forward to this new series?! Leave comments and let me know!