Van Helsing series coming to Syfy

Van HelsingSyfy has acquired a Van Helsing series due to begin production in January 2016, Deadline reports. Neil Labute will be writer and showrunner for this latest interpretation of Dracula mythology.

This 13-episode series will focus on Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of renowned vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, who is resurrected five years in the future into a world where vampires have taken charge. But she discovers that she possesses a unique power over them and so becomes “humanity’s last hope” in an epic struggle to take back what was lost.

According to Deadline, Chad Oakes, co-chairman of Nomadic Pictures, expressed his enthusiasm about the series:

Van Helsing represents a new mythology in sci-fi by challenging traditional vampire rules. 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.”

Chris Regina, Syfy’s SVP for Program Strategy, also added:

Van Helsing reimagines a classic story in a compelling new way, featuring a bold and complex heroine.”

Van Helsing is due to premiere in fall 2016.