Van Helsing will premiere on Syfy on September 13. The new take on the Dracula mythology follows Vanessa Helsing, daughter of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, who is resurrected five years in the future to a world overrun by vampires.

The 13-episode series is produced by Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell On Wheels). Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Wicker Man remake) serves as writer/showrunner.

Kelly Overton (True Blood) stars alongside Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Stargate Atlantis), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan), and Tim Guinee (Stargate SG-1).

Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Vanessa Helsing is the last hope for survival, as she unknowingly awakens to discover she has a unique blood composition that makes her not only immune to vampires, but with the ability to turn a vampire human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires, while trying to save humanity.

When Hurricane Sandy took out the first floor of my house, it destroyed my drumset, guitar, and keyboard.  My mom told the story to a house she was visiting on christmas and an unnamed samaritan gave her this guitar to give to me as an anonymous christmas gift.  I am so grateful to this man and humbled by his kindness. It is the exact guitar from my favorite movie of all time, Wayne’s World.  She will be mine has turned into she IS mine.  Distasters always prove how amazing and generous perfect strangers can be.  Thanks Again Samaritan God of Rock.  I will praise you by finding your address and sending you a CD where I play all my songs on your beautiful shredstick.  Vaya Con Dios Compadre.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter  6h6 hours ago
Happy new year. Princess Anne is declared busiest UK royal, pipping Charles for the first time in eight years in a Times reader’s study.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter  6h6 hours ago
Tim O'Donovan’s study says Anne undertook 544 engagements in 2015 (528 in 2014); Charles 527 (533 in 2014).

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter  6h6 hours ago
The Queen and Philip both reduced their number of official duties in 2015, down to 341 and 250 from 393 and 273 in 2014 respectively.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter  6h6 hours ago
Camilla increased her engagements from 224 to 235; William down from 143 to 122; Harry up from 94 to 108.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter  5h5 hours ago
The Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to Princess Charlotte in May, cut her official duties from 91 in 2014 to 62 in 2015.