The release date for Van Helsing season 2 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Van Helsing season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Syfy has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series plot and basic info
A new American horror and fantasy television series, Van Helsing is created by Neil LaBute and based on Zenescope’s Helsing graphic novels. It hails from Echo Lake Entertainment, Dynamic Television and Nomadic Pictures, and is executive produced by Zadoc Angell, Simon Barry, Dave Brown, Neil LaBute, Daniel March, Michael Narkin, Chad Oaks and Evan Tylor. The pilot was launched commercial-free on July 31, 2016, and the regular broadcast of the freshman season began on September 23, 2016.
Vanessa Helsing is resurrected to find her ancestor Abraham Van Helsing’s worst nightmare come true – vampires have taken over the world. She has the genes of a vampire hunter, so, naturally, she sets out to lead the resistance against the vampire rule. Humankind’s last hope to reclaim that which has been lost, Vanessa will go as far as it is necessary – and beyond.
Viewership and renewal potential
The pilot episode drew an audience of 1.24 million viewers, and the September debut drew 0.83 million, dropping to 0.62 million by the third episode. Van Helsing has not managed to gain ground with either the viewers or critics so far. It has a mediocre 5.5/10 IMDb score and reviews that reveal viewers’ disappointment in the boring writing, the generic plot, the uninspiring characters, and bad acting. It’s difficult to imagine a second season of Van Helsing, but stranger things have been known to happen, so stay tuned for the latest news.
UPDATED October 16, 2016: Somewhat surprising considering the mediocre reviews, but here is the news – the new horror and action series Van Helsing has been renewed for a second season by SyFy. The next chapter will contain 13 episodes, and is scheduled to go into production in January 2017, the network announced four episodes into the freshman season. Sign up for our automatic updates and we’ll inform you as relevant news becomes available.