Syfy’s released some key details about the upcoming fourth season of the critically acclaimed vampire series, Van Helsing. Tricia Helfer, fresh off of playing Lucifer Morningstar’s mom in Lucifer, has joined the cast for the upcoming season.
According to Syfy, Nomadic Pictures, and Dynamic Television, Tricia Helfer has signed on to play the most famous vampire of all – Dracula.
“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Tricia Helfer to our Van Helsing family,” stated Chad Oakes, Executive Producer and Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures. “She will be a fierce and unstoppable DARK ONE (Dracula)…as the battle between good and evil reaches new heights.”
The 100‘s Richard Harmon, Defiance‘s Nicole Munoz, Jigsaw‘s Keeya King, and pro wrestler Big Show (WWE/Smackdown) are also officially part of the cast of season four. Helfer’s character is the only one that was revealed. Also unknown is how this role will affect Harmon’s status on The 100, if at all.
Season four is currently in production. Van Helsing will return to Syfy’s primetime lineup this fall with a 13 episode season.
The series is led by Kelly Overton in the title role. Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard and Aleks Paunovic also star in the action horror series.
Nomadic Pictures produces and Jonathan Lloyd Walker (Continuum, Wu Assassins) is the showrunner. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), and Daniel March (Dynamic Television).
The Van Helsing Plot:
“Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Season four continues the story of Vanessa Van Helsing and her band of heroes as they fight to reclaim the world after vampires took over during ‘The Rising’. The series will delve deeper into the iconic lore of the vampires and their ultimate goals for this world. New villains will rise along with unexpected heroes joining the fight.”