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Van Helsing slaying on Syfy in 2016

Syfy LogoSyfy has picked up a new version of the Dracula story for airing in 2016.

Van Helsing focuses on Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula’s nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. Resurrected five years in the future, she discovers that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules,” said Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures who are producing the 13 episode first season. “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.”

According to Chris Regina, SVP, Program Strategy, Syfy,“Van Helsing reimagines a classic story in a compelling new way, featuring a bold and complex heroine.”

The series will film in Vancouver; no casting has been announced yet.

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