New casting announcements for the upcoming fourth season of Syfy’s VAN HELSING as Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) will portray Dracula and also cast is WWE’s Big Show. Other new cast members include Richard Harmon, Nicole Munoz, and Keeya King. Get more details below.
From The Press Release
Nomadic Pictures and Dynamic Television announced today that Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Richard Harmon (The 100), Nicole Munoz (Defiance), Keeya King (Jigsaw) and pro-wrestler Big Show (WWE/SmackDown) have joined the cast of SYFY’s action-horror series Van Helsing. Helfer will play Dracula while the other new characters will be unveiled throughout the new season. Currently in production, the 13-episode drama returns for its fourth season this fall.
Van Helsing is a total re-imagination of a timeless brand, set in a world dominated and controlled by vampires. Season four continues the story of Vanessa Van Helsing and her band of heroes as they fight to reclaim the world after vampires took over during ‘The Rising’. The series will delve deeper into the iconic lore of the vampires and their ultimate goals for this world. New villains will rise along with unexpected heroes joining the fight.
The series airs on SYFY in the U.S., on SuperEcran in Quebec, Canada and globally on Netflix. Van Helsing stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard and Aleks Paunovic.
Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Jonathan Lloyd Walker (Continuum, Wu Assassins) serves as Showrunner. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television handles the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.
“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Tricia Helfer to our Van Helsing family”, says Chad Oakes, Executive Producer and Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures. “She will be a fierce and unstoppable DARK ONE (Dracula)… as the battle between good and evil reaches new heights.”
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Nomadic Pictures:
Nomadic Pictures is a Canadian based production company, developing, financing and producing features, MOW’s, Mini-Series and TV series. In 23 years, Nomadic has produced over Eighty-Seven (87) television & film projects worth a combined $850 million in production and remains one of the most active production companies in North America. In addition to their Seventy-One (71) Emmy Nominations and countless awards, Oakes and Frislev won Three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Childern’s/Youth/Family Special for “The Incredible Mrs. Ritche” (Gena Rowlands, James Caan, Kevin Zegers) (Showtime). In 2005, Nomadic Produced AMC’s first scripted Original mini-series, “Broken Trail” (Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church), which in 2007, went on to be nominated for 16 Primetime Emmys(R), winning four awards including Best Mini-Series. In 2014 & 2015, Nomadic’s Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev took home an Emmy(R), a Golden Globe(R), a Television Critic’s Award and a Producers Guild Award for Best Mini-series with “Fargo” (Billy Bob Thorton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Alison Tolman) (FX/MGM). In 2016 & 2017, “Fargo” Season 2 and 3 received a combined Thirty-Four Emmy nominations, including Emmy’s noms for Best Mini-series. In 2018, Nomadic produced Season 3 of “Van Helsing” (SYFY/Netflix/SuperEcran), Season 4 of “The Detour” (TBS/Turner), and Season 1 of “The Order” (Netflix), “WU Assassins” (Netflix) and “The I-Land” (Netflix).
About Dynamic Television:
Dynamic is a production, financing and distribution company with a global strategy to bring premium television programming to worldwide audiences. Dynamic’s series include TRAPPED, the critically acclaimed Icelandic crime drama from award-winning filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur now in Season 2; the Flemish awarded crime and mystery series THE DAY; DELIVER US by famous Danish writer Christian Thorpe; the hit series VAN HELSING (SYFY) from show runner Neil LaBute now in season 3; WYNONNA EARP (SYFY), a social media sensation now in season 3, Z NATION (SYFY) a top-rated show for SYFY currently in season 5; the five-time Emmy nominated series EAST LOS HIGH (Hulu) and MADIBA (BET), a six-part mini-series starring Laurence Fishburne. Dynamic has delivered more than 250 hours of drama to more than 100 channels worldwide in its first five years.