Only four episodes of Van Helsing have run, and Syfy has decided to renew the series for a second season according to Deadline. The second season, which will be thirteen episodes, is expected to start production in January 2017. Showrunner Neil Labute said, “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.”
Syfy is turning the classic Van Helsing story on his head, with a female in the lead role of its new series which is premiering September 23. Hollywood has been stirring controversy with its gender change ups recently, most notably with the all-female cast of Ghost Busters. In the new Syfy series Kelly Overton stars as the bad ass Vanessa Helsing, whose unique blood makes her immune to vampires, but also able to turn vamps into humans with her own bite. With her exceptional abilities, Helsing must lead humanity in the battle against the vampires read more
Kelly Overton (True Blood), Neil LaBute, Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) and Tim Guinee (Homeland) have been cast in Syfy’s upcoming ‘Van Helsing’ series.
The 13 episode series reimagines the story with the resurrection of Vanessa Helsing (Overton), a Van Helsing descendent, who must lead humanity against a vampire-controlled world.
Scarfe is cast as a loyal marine named Axel. Heyerdahl will play a vampire Rising survivor named Sam. Cubitt will play another Rising survivor named John, who is angry, suspicious and prejudice. Johansson is cast as Dimitiri, the patient calculating vampire leader, and Guinee will play vampire foot solider Ted. read more