Syfy has issued a second season pickup to action-horror series “Van Helsing,” with production on the next round of 13-episodes scheduled to begin in October 2017. Debuting on Sept. 23, “Van Helsing,” from Nomadic Pictures follows the last remaining underground vampires as they rise up rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton, “True Blood”), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. With this “cure” threatening the vampire’s existence and a target on her back, can Vanessa save humanity?
Described as a re-imagination of the “Dracula” brand, “Van Helsing” stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson.