Van Helsing Kelly Overton

True Blood Alum Is Syfy's Van Helsing

No stranger to small-screen vampires, Kelly Overton‘s next gig will find her picking up a crossbow and leading the hunt.

The True Blood alum has landed the title role in Syfy’s 13-episode Van Helsing, our sister site Deadline reports. The series follows Vanessa Helsing, daughter of the legendary slayer, as she is resurrected and must take back the world from bloodsuckers.

Additional castings include Jonathan Scarfe (Perception) as Axel, a Marine with vamp-fighting experience; Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels) as Sam, another vampire survivor; Paul Johansson (One Tree Hill) as vampire leader Dimitri, David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) as John, a third survivor; and Tim Guinee (Homeland) as Flesh, a vampire “foot soldier” who clashes with Vanessa.

Your thoughts on Overton’s casting? On Van Helsing, in general? Drop ’em all in a comment below.

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  1. Van says:

    Interested to see how the story and plot will be.

  2. ScottJ says:

    I think she probably is a stranger to small-screen vampires. As far as I can work out she never actually had scenes with any of the True Blood vampire characters.

  3. Amilah says:

    i hated her character on TB.

  4. kayell says:

    Yes! Christopher Heyderdahl, one of my fav character actors – so slimy, calculating and evil. Don’t know anyone else, though Jonathan Scarfe has a face I want to punch, he better not be the male lead