Van Helsing will ride again in a new series from SyFy. However, don't expect Hugh Jackman or Kate Beckinsale to return as the new series will focus on Vanessa Helsing, the next in the lineage who is resurrected five years in the future and learns vampires have taken over the world.
Neil LaBute is set as the showrunner with Simon Barry, Evan Tyler, Dave Brown, Daniel March, and Chad Oakes and Mike Frisley for Nomadic Pictures (Fargo).
"I am extremely excited to be working with Syfy and Nomadic Pictures to create a unique, character-driven action series that will move the traditional vampire tropes into bold and unexpected new territories” LaBute said in a statement. “This is a wonderful chance for us to forge great stories and unforgettable characters and throw them into a world where the stakes – both dramatic and personal – are tremendously high."
When Vanessa does get resurrected in the future, she learns vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is essentially humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.
“Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules," said Oakes, co-chairman of Nomadic Pictures." 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. Mike and I are thrilled to team up once again with the talented Neil LaBute to deliver an amazing series."
Production on the 13-episode first season will begin in January in Vancouver for a fall 2016 launch.