The Syfy channel is bringing the legendary vampire hunter back with a modern gender-switching twist, as the new action series Van Helsing follows Vanessa Helsing in a futuristic dystopia ruled by bloodsuckers, and our first official look has arrived online in the trailer for the series that first debuted last week at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
Starring Kelly Overton (True Blood) as the titular hero and Dracula‘s mortal enemy, 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.
The 13-episode series Van Helsing premieres on Syfy on September 23.
With Penny Dreadful brought to a surprising and all-too-abrupt end earlier this year, it looks like we won’t have to wait long for new take on the classic Dracula mythology to arrive on TV in what could be a cool cross-breeding of Underworld and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
You can watch the first official trailer for Van Helsing in the player below!
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