Fans of Van Helsing, don’t lose hope. Syfy’s dark fantasy drama may not have earned high praises from critics, but the network just confirmed that there will be a second season! Syfy announced on Oct. 14 that Van Helsing Season 2 is already up in the works and production for the next season will begin in January 2017.
Van Helsing follows the awakening of Vanessa Helsing (portrayed by Kelly Overton), daughter of the infamous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, after a five-year comatose. She discovers that the world was dominated by vampires and that humans are forced to work just to survive. She then discovers that she has a unique trait that lets her be immune to vampires and turn the creatures back into humans. Vanessa then makes it a mission to help return the world the way it was before it became ruled by vampires.
Van Helsing Season 2: What’s Next for the Series?
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According to Niel LaBute, the show’s writer, there is more in store for protagonist Vanessa (portrayed by Kelly Overton), which is why Van Helsing season 2 is a must. LaBute said, “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. 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: How it’s different from the other vampire shows
Ever since the Twilight franchise revived the vampire craze in the media in 2008, more and more vampire-themed shows began to pop up both on the small and big screens, as well as print media. HBO has True Blood while The CW has The Vampire Diaries.
While Abraham Van Helsing is known in literature as Count Dracula’s mortal enemy, Syfy took a twist from the legendary character by using a descendant of his to battle the evil vampires and bring back humanity in the world. Even though the show is not as high-rated as True Blood and The Vampire Diaries, Van Helsing has garnered fans. And with Van Helsing season 2 confirmed, fans can enjoy more of Vanessa Helsing and her adventures as she pushes on to defeat the vampires.
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