With Van Helsing returning for a second post-apocalyptic vampire-filled season later this year comes news that the show’s heroine is going to get a much-needed helping hand.
Canadian actress Caroline Cave (Saw VI, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Power Rangers) has joined the cast of Syfy’s Van Helsing in a recurring role.
According to a press release, Cave will play Jolene, who is described as Vanessa Van Helsing’s (True Blood's Kelly Overton) “wary friend who supports the cause against the vampires. She will work as second-in-command of a small group of Resistance fighters assigned to protect a field hospital.”
The show, spearheaded by Neil LaBute, is set in the near future, where vampires have risen and taken control of what’s left of humanity. Vanessa Van Helsing is the world’s last hope (and a direct descendent of Dracula’s legendary vampire hunter), since she’s immune to the bloodsuckers’ bite and her blood can turn vampires back into humans.
Season 1 was a lot of fun, and with showrunner Neil LaBute back for Season 2 I think it’s a safe bet to say we’ll get more of the same sci-fi/horror thrills we got the first time around. Currently filming in Vancouver, expect to see the second 13-episode season of Van Helsing to debut sometime in the fall of 2017.