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Syfy Reveals “Van Helsing” Plans for San Diego Comic Con!

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Syfy revealed their “Van Helsing” San Diego Comic Con plans taking place next week on Thursday, July 21st.

Van HelsingFollowing last month’s news that Syfy would be bringing their upcoming series Van Helsing to San Diego Comic Con, we know have further news to report on what interested fans can expect.

Van Helsing will have a panel featuring stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, and Christopher Heyerdahl, along with show creator Neil LaBute and executive producers Simon Barry, Chad Oakes, and Mike Frislev.  Taking place on Thursday, July 21 at 5 pm to 6 pm, the cast and crew of Van Helsing will be gathered at the Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

The SDCC panel for Syfy’s upcoming series will be the first to premiere “exclusive first-look footage” and we would not be surprised if they decide to actually air the pilot episode ahead of its September 2016 debut.

Syfy’s Van Helsing is set to premiere on September 23 and air Friday nights for its first 13-episode season.  Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by vampires.  She leads a human resistance against the vampires and even has the power to reverse their condition.  The show is written by Neil LaBute, and Continuum creator Simon Barry will share showrunning duties with LaBute.

“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.  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.” – Neil LaBute

With San Diego Comic Con next week, we could expect to learn much more about Van Helsing, and this is a show we’re very excited about.  Featuring Kelly Overton as the title character and ties to the popular Zenescope comic book series, Van Helsing has the makings of a big hit for Syfy.


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Kelly Overton as Vanessa Helsing.

Premiering exclusive first-look footage from Syfy’s new series Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood) will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In The Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producers Simon Barry (Continuum), Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a panel moderated by Holly Hines (Dynamic Television).
Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

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Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

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