Syfy is taking a crack at a famous supernatural character — with a gender-bending twist!
The network has acquired Van Helsing, a 13-episode drama about Vanessa, the daughter of legendary monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing, our sister site Deadline reports. The story picks up with Vanessa being resurrected after five years, only to discover that vampires have taken over the planet; she is now “humanity’s last hope” in the fight to reclaim our world from the undead.
Originally introduced in the 1897 novel Dracula, the character of Abraham Van Helsing has appeared in several comic books, TV shows and movies over the years, with Hugh Jackman’s portrayal in 2004’s Van Helsing standing as one of the most recognizable.
Van Helsing goes into production in Vancouver in Jan. 2016, and is expected to premiere that fall.
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