Ok, so it looks like Nomadic’s 13-part Van Helsing TV Series for SyFy is really taking shape as more details and cast have been released…
True Blood’s Kelly Overton (above) has been cast in the lead role of Van Helsing along with Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) and Tim Guinee (Homeland).
The hour long drama reimagines the timeless Dracula brand with the resurrection of Vanessa Helsing (Overton), a descendent of the Van Helsing lineage of warriors who now must lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires in the post-Rising landscape.
Scarfe plays Axel, a career Marine with unwavering devotion and loyalty to both duty and his wards, despite years of isolation and endless vampire attacks. Heyerdahl will play Sam, a survivor of the vampire Rising, who relies on his strength and observational skills to stay alive. Cubitt will play John, another survivor of the vampire Rising, whose actions are fueled by anger, prejudice, suspicion and fear. Johansson will play Dimitri, a vampire turned before the Rising, he is now the patient and calculating leader of the vampires. Cubitt will play John, another survivor of the vampire Rising, whose actions are fueled by anger, prejudice, suspicion and fear. Guinee will play Ted, a vampire foot soldier who does battle with Vanessa and conceals a tragic past.
“We’ve been extremely blessed to get such a wonderfully talented and diverse cast for Van Helsing,” said writer/showrunner Neil LaBute.
We’re big fans of so crazy it might work projects so we’ll certainly give this a shot…
The series now filming in Vancouver for a premiere on Syfy this fall.