It was created and produced by the Syfy network.
On October 14, 2016, Syfy renewed the series for a 13-episode second season.
“Van Helsing reimagines this classic story in a compelling new way featuring a bold and complex heroine," said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy. "This action-packed series will be a terrific addition to our lineup next year."
“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules,” said Chad Oakes, 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.” “Mike and I are thrilled to team up once again with the talented Neil LaButeto deliver an amazing series”.
Five years in the future following an event referred to as "The Rising", vampires now dominate the world. Vanessa Helsing, great-great-great-grand daughter of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected to lead the surviving humans in their struggle against the vampires.
Vanessa is the last hope for survival, as she unknowingly awakens to discover she possesses unique power over them: that 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.
Vanessa must now lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires in the post-Rising landscape, and the humans have to learn the importance of working together to ensure their survival.
- Kelly Overton as Vanessa Helsing
- Jonathan Scarfe as Axel Miller
- Christopher Heyerdahl as Sam
- David Cubitt as John
- Vincent Gale as Flesh
- Rukiya Bernard as Doc
- Trezzo Mahoro as Mohamad
- Tim Guinee as Ted
- Paul Johansson as Dimitri
- Laura Mennell as Rebecca
- Aleks Paunovic as Julius
- Terry Chen as Brendan
- Hilary Jardine as Susan
- Alison Wandzura as Nicole
- Duncan Ollerenshaw as Dr. Sholomenko
- Avery Konrad as Cynthia
- Sarah Desjardins as Catherine
- Macie Juiles as Callie
- Naika Toussaint as Sheema
- Jennifer Copping as Quaid
- Ben Cotton as Campbell
- Rowland Pidlubny as Scab
- Christina Jastrzembska as Mama
- Gia Crovatin a as Anastasia
- Hannah Cheramy as Dylan
- Jennifer Spence as Karen
- Fiona Vroom as Wendy
On October 28, 2015 Syfy announced the network had ordered Van Helsing, a 13-episode series from Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels). The action/supernatural drama series re-imagines the timeless brand with the resurrection of Vanessa Helsing, the next in line of a lineage of warriors who now must lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires. Production began begin in January of 2016 and the series is stated to premiere on Syfy in the Fall of 2016. Dynamic Television is on board as International distributor.
Van Helsing is currently being produced by Nomadic Pictures.
- Executive Producers: Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev, both from Nomadic Pictures.
- Showrunners/writers: Neil LaBute, Simon Barry (Continuum), Evan Tyler from Industry Works, Dave Brown from Echo Lake Entertainmentas well as executive producer, Daniel March (Dynamic).
Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States and Dynamic Television will distribute the series throughout the rest of the world.
Teasers for the show have been released as early as April 2015. It was officially announced on November 2, 2015 that Syfy has picked up the series from Nomadic Pictures, ordering the full 13-episode season. Neil LaBute was announced as the showrunner.
Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States, and Dynamic Television is also on board as international distributor. SuperChannel and SuperEcran (Quebec) will air the Series in Canada.
- Zenescope Entertainment, the publisher of Van Helsing vs. Dracula, a comic book miniseries revolving around Van Helsing's daughter Liesel, is currently affiliated with the show, though the extent is as of yet unknown.
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- Van Helsing on Syfy.com
- Van Helsing at the Internet Movie Database
- Van Helsing on Twitter
- Van Helsing writers on Twitter
- Van Helsing on Wikipedia