Syfy has unleashed the first official trailer for their new supernatural drama series Van Helsing.
Set to premiere in the fall, the 13-episode TV show from Neil LaBute (Possession, The Wicker Man, Hell on Wheels) stars Kelly Overton (True Blood) in the role of Abraham Van Helsing’s (aka Dracula’s greatest nemesis) daughter, Vanessa.
The character finds herself resurrected five years into a post-apocalyptic future in which zombies bloodsuckers rule the world. Not only is she Van Helsing’s daughter, but Vanessa discovers that she holds a mysterious power over the vampires. Leading humanity against the undead in a post-Rising world, Vanessa becomes the survivors’ last hope.
Also starring in the new series are Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Stargate Atlantis, Hell on Wheels), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) and Tim Guinee (Stargate SG-1, Homeland). LaBute serves a producer and showrunner on the new Syfy series alongside Continuum creator Simon Barry, who will also produce and direct.
Here’s an official description:
Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Vanessa Helsing is the last hope for survival, as she unknowingly awakens to discover 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.
Immune to vampires? The ability to turn a bloodsucker human? That's a nifty little twist. Chad Oakes, co-chairman of Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), said about the upcoming show:
“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules. 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.”
Van Helsing will premiere in the fall on Syfy.