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Syfy Takes Stab at 'Van Helsing'

Syfy has purchased Nomadic Pictures’ sci-fi action series Van Helsing and will premiere the show in fall 2016, the network said Monday.

The 13-episode series follows the resurrection of legendary vampire killer Van Helsing’s daughter Vanessa Helsing five years into the future to help humans fight vampires bent on taking over the world, said the network.

Director Neil LaBute has been tapped as the showrunner for the series, which will begin production in January 2016.

“Van Helsing reimagines a classic story in a compelling new way, featuring a bold and complex heroine”, said Chris Regina, Syfy senior vice president, program strategy, said. "This high-octane acquired original series will be a terrific addition to our lineup next year." 

Added Chad Oakes, co-chairman of Nomadic Pictures: “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.”