Syfy sets premiere dates for Incorporated, Van Helsing, more
Syfy announced a slew of premiere dates for new shows and old Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour.
Freshman drama Incorporated will bow Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, Van Helsing will debut Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET, Channel Zero: Candle Cove will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET, and Aftermath will follow at 10 p.m. ET. Additionally, Z Nation will return for its third season with a two-hour special on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET before heading to its regular timeslot on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET the following week.
Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, Incorporated follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.
In a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale, Van Helsing revolves around unlikely heroine Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton), who unexpectedly discovers that she holds the key to humanity’s survival: her own blood! Gifted with not only an immunity to vampires, Vanessa is also capable of taking out her bloodthirsty foes by turning them into humans with her bite.
Original anthology series Channel Zero is set to debut with the six-part Candle Cove. Based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet), Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s — and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.
The 13-episode Aftermath centers on a family — Karen (Anne Heche) and Joshua Copeland (James Tupper) and their children — who battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end. They are faced not only with plague, but the rise of supernatural creatures.