I have been covering Zenescope Entertainment for What’cha Reading and Universal Monsters Universe for some time, especially its Dracula vs. Van Helsing title. In addition to Zenescope, I have also been covering all the latest news on Syfy’s upcoming series Van Helsing starring True Blood alum Kelly Overton. Well, as reported first on philly.com (and then at UMU,) there is great news involving both Zenescope and Syfy regarding the series.
In an interview with philly.com, Zenescope co-founder Ralph Tedesco did not give out any specific information but did say, “Van Helsing is one of our more popular comic-book characters. That’s because she’s a tough-as-nails vampire hunter who happens to be the daughter of Abraham Van Helsing. And while I can’t yet confirm the degree of our involvement in the TV series, we’re extremely excited for what should shape up to be a fantastic show.” (Tattle: Local comic producer Zenescope has Van Helsing character in successful hunt for TV series – by Howard Gensler APRIL 13, 2016) I reached out to Zenescope writer Pat Shand to confirm the news. He replied, “No, sorry, I can’t comment on this any further! Thank you for the great reviews, though!” You’re very welcome Pat! While both sides are tight-lipped about this, the imaginations of fans of both the comics and the show are bound to run wild.
As a fan of Zenescope and someone who has taken interest in the development of the Van Helsing series, I am thrilled to hear this news. I am wondering if Zenescope’s involvement will change the show in any way to relate it to the comic book character. As of now, the show is set in a post-apocalyptic world which is taken over by vampires while the comic is set in modern-day England. One thing that will be certain is there will be no shortage of action and adventure! Stay tuned for more news on all things Van Hesling and Zenescope for this could be the start of something big!
*Editor’s note: We’ve been covering Zenescope’s Van Helsing title since 2014 when they kicked off her solo series, check it out here: Zenescope’s Helsing #1, A Good Read! On Sale April 23rd! – Chuck, Editor Monkey