With seven episodes still remaining in its freshman season, Syfy has chosen to renew Van Helsing, which is inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing, for a second season. And like this current season, Season 2 will feature 13-episodes.
"We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies," Van Helsing writer/showrunner Neil LaBute said (via Deadline). "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."
Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Vanessa Helsing is the last hope for survival, as she unknowingly awakens to discover she has a unique blood composition that makes her not only immune to vampires, but with the ability to turn a vampire human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires, while trying to save humanity.
The cast features Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary, True Blood), Paul Johansson (One Tree Hill), David Cubbit (Medium), Vincent Gale (Bates Motel) and Tim Guinee (Homeland).
It's produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. The series is executive produced by Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, Showrunner Neil LaBute, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler, Dave Brown, Zadoc Angell, and Daniel March.
Van Helsing airs on Syfy Fridays at 10/9c.