9:54am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Van Helsing' Renewed for Season 3 at Syfy
Syfy is bringing back Van Helsing.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has picked up the Canadian import for a third season ahead of its sophomore finale Jan. 4. Production will resume in February for the third season.
The drama hails from Nomadic Pictures and is based on the feature film of the same name. Neil LaBute serves as showrunner on the drama, which also counts Dave Brown, Zadoc Angello of Echo Lake Entertainment and Daniel March of Dynamic Television as producers. The latter company handles worldwide distribution of the series outside of the U.S. and Canada.
"I couldn’t be happier to learn that Syfy has renewed Van Helsing for a season three — it has been a wonderful journey thus far, but we have much more of the Van Helsing saga to tell before we’re through,” LaBute said. “It’s great to be working with Syfy on this project again, along with Chad and Mike at Nomadic and all the others at Dynamic and Echo Lake as well. The writing team has some amazing adventures planned for our cast and a few new surprises as well — expect blood to be spilled and characters to die screaming while the fate of humanity slips closer and closer to the edge of true chaos and utter darkness.”
The 13-episode drama stars Kelly Overton, Missy Peregrym, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic and Paul Johansson.
The series is part of a Syfy slate of originals that includes The Magicians, Happy, Krypton, The Purge, Nightflyers and fellow acquisition Wynonna Earp, among others.