In an update since last November’s news of a female-led Van Helsing for Syfy, actress Kelly Overton (Tekken, HBO series True Blood, TNT series Legends) is being reported as the chosen lead. Overton, who shared the following artwork on Twitter on Wednesday, joins a slate of other names among the cast just announced today for the production ahead of its start on February 22 in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada.
— Kelly Overton (@iamkellyoverton) February 17, 2016
Van Helsing centers on Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. She is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.
“We’ve been extremely blessed to get such a wonderfully talented and diverse cast for Van Helsing,” said writer/showrunner LaBute. Added Chad Oakes, Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures, “Kelly will be an amazing Vanessa and our lead cast is nothing short of outstanding.”