'True Blood's' Kelly Overton to Star in Syfy's 'Van Helsing'

"True Blood" alum Kelly Overton will star in Syfy's futuristic reimagining of "Van Helsing."

Ordered in November by the cable channel, the sci-fi action drama centers on the resurrected Vanessa Helsing (Overton), next in a lineage of warriors who must lead humanity against a world controlled by vampires.

The series has also cast Jonathan Scarfe ("Hell on Wheels"), Axel, a career Marine with unwavering devotion and loyalty to both duty and his wards, despite years of isolation and endless vampire attacks; Christopher Heyerdahl ("Hell on Wheels") as Sam, a survivor of the vampire Rising who relies on his strength and observational skills to stay alive; Paul Johansson ("Mad Men") Dimitri, a vampire turned before the Rising, he is now the patient and calculating leader of the vampires; David Cubitt ("Ray Donovan") as John, another survivor of the vampire Rising, whose actions are fueled by anger, prejudice, suspicion and fear; and Tim Guinee ("Homeland") as Flesh, a vampire foot soldier who does battle with Vanessa and conceals a tragic past.

Neil LaBute will write and executive produce "Van Helsing," whose 13-episode first season will debut this fall on Syfy.

(via Deadline)

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