‘Van Helsing’ Gets a Second Season Order from Syfy

Van Helsingstars Jonathan Scarfe and Kelly Overton
Jonathan Scarfe as Axel Miller and Kelly Overton as Vanessa Van Helsing in ‘Van Helsing’ (Photo by Dan Power / Helsing S1 Productions / Syfy)

Syfy’s renewed its new vampire horror series Van Helsing for a second season. Season one is currently airing on Friday nights at 10pm ET/PT and stars Kelly Overton as the world’s only real hope to end the vampire apocalypse. In addition to Overton, Van Helsing‘s cast includes Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson. The series is written by showrunner Neil LaBute who also executive produces along with Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler, Dave Brown, Zadoc Angell, and Daniel March.

Van Helsing season two will consist of 13 episodes. Filming’s expected to begin in January 2017.

“It’s with great pleasure and extreme excitement that all of us involved with Van Helsing receive the news of a pick-up for a second season, especially this early in our initial run,” stated LaBute. “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew. The team is very thankful and ready to go—ready to get back on the road to Denver and to spill a lot of blood along the way.”

“We could not be more thrilled to receive a second season nod from our friends at Syfy,” said Chad Oakes, Executive Producer and Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures. “The incredibly talented cast, director, and writers, all lead by our fearless leader Neil LaBute, worked tirelessly to deliver us an amazing first season. We cannot wait to roll up our sleeves and continue this journey together.”

The Plot: After a catastrophic volcano eruption, the last remaining underground vampires rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Overton), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. With this “cure” threatening the vampire’s existence and a target on her back, can Vanessa save humanity?