Syfy renews Van Helsing for fifth and final season
Syfy’s Van Helsing has seen a large cult following across its four seasons and as it’s about to wrap up its latest chapter, the NBCUniversal-owned cabler has chosen to greenlight the dark fantasy horror drama for a fifth and final season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the amazing Van Helsing saga to a close,” Chad Oakes, who exec produces the series as co-chairman of producers Nomadic Pictures, said. “This could not have been done without the support of our incredible cast, crew, Syfy, Netflix [which pays to stream the series] and Super Ecran.”
After a catastrophic volcano eruption, the last remaining underground vampires rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton, True Blood), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. With this “cure” threatening the vampire’s existence and a target on her back, can Vanessa save humanity?
“We are so proud of Van Helsing and would like to thank Syfy and the amazing fans who embraced this series,” Daniel March, managing partner at Dynamic Television, said. “We are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.”
Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of the timeless Dracula brand and stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson.
An original Syfy co-production, Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Simon Barry (Continuum), Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television is also handling the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.
Van Helsing seasons 1-3 are already available for streaming on Netflix, with the fourth season finale set for Friday night.