Van Helsing: Kelly Overton cast as Vanessa in Syfy spin-off
From werewolf to vampire hunter: True Blood actress Kelly Overton has been cast as the lead in Syfy’s new series Van Helsing.
The new 13-episode reimagining centers on Vanessa Helsing, a descendent of the Van Helsing lineage of warriors who must lead mankind in the vampire-ruled post-Rising world.
Overton played werewolf RIkki Naylor in True Blood and has recently appeared in Legends and Beauty and the Beast. The show will also star Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Paul Johansson, David Cubitt, and Tim Guinee.
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“We’ve been extremely blessed to get such a wonderfully talented and diverse cast for Van Helsing”, says EP and showrunner Neil LaBute. “We have an amazing lead actress in Kelly Overton and we’ve built a brilliant supporting cast around her. I’m very excited to begin the journey of Van Helsing with this outstanding group of actors.”
Production will begin in Vancouver on Feb. 22 and the show is set to premiere in the fall.