A new vampire slayer is coming, and she looks familiar.
The series is Syfy’s Van Helsing, and the lead is True Blood and Legends’ Kelly Overton as Vanessa Helsing, descendant of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Vanessa has been resurrected from the present and taken into the future, to a dystopian Earth where vampires rule. She learns she is humanity’s last hope.
If this sounds familiar it may be because Syfy’s 2016 series Wynonna Earp features a similarly tough and determined “chosen one”–also a descendant of a famed character from the past with a supernatural, dark tale. Maybe the formula is working for the network?
Van Helsing co-stars Grimm, The Closer, and Smallville’s Jonathan Scarfe (son of recurring Romulan player Alan Scarfe from Star Trek: The Next Generation), character actor regulars Christopher Heyerdahl and Vincent Gale, and Medium’s David Cubitt.
Here are previews of the series from Syfy:
Van Helsing airs Fridays at 9 p.m. Central on Syfy beginning September 23, 2016.