Syfy To Bring ‘Fat Vampire’ Novels To The Small Screen

This vampire sounds like the anti-Edward Cullen.

The popular Fat Vampire novel series by Johnny B. Truant will be adapted as a TV series on Syfy, according to the network’s website. The horror/comedy–with the lighthearted title of Reginald the Vampire–has not been given a debut date at this time.

Jacob Batalon–known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe–will star as Reginald Baskin, described as a “husky and put-upon vampire” living among “beautiful, fit and vain vampires.”

Truant went on to explain that Reginald is a “350-pound guy working at a fitness supply company with a bunch of perfect-looking male model types.” When he is transformed into a vampire, Reginald is still dogged by the “perfect” vampires, but soon realizes he has “abilities they lack–and has those in spades.”

Screenwriter Harley Patton also will act as showrunner, with Jeremiah Chechik in the director’s chair. Todd Berger, Lindsey Macadam and Julie Dicresce will serve as executive producers.

The six novels in the series include the leadoff Fat Vampire, followed by Tastes Like ChickenAll You Can EatHarder Better Fatter StrongerFatpocalypse and Survival of the Fattest.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Reginald the Vampire on Syfy.

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson is a horror fan from Connecticut. He's published one collection of short stories and scripts in the horror and comedy genres as well as starred in a short film. In the past he has written film reviews for Naugatuck Valley Community College's The Tamarack. He has also hosted a now defunct movie review channel on YouTube.

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