The trailer for SyFy new 13-episode Van Helsing series starring True Blood’s Kelly Overton as Vanessa Van Helsing is here and it’s basically The Walking Dead with vampires. The character possesses powers that make her not only immune to bloodsuckers but also to turn a vampire human.
Think of it as a modern Buffy The Vampire Slayer, except in her place you have Vanessa Van Helsing (I mean Vanessa Helsing?).
In a world of vampires, she bites back.
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.
“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels). “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.”
Van Helsing, featuring 13-episodes, premieres September 23rd also starring Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Paul Johansson, David Cubitt, Tim Guinee. Neil LaBute (Your Friends & Neighbors, The Shape of Things) will serve as writer/showrunner on this new take on the Dracula myth.