Van Helsing has spared its fans from speculating if the December 20 Season 4 finale will stand as the series finale, thanks to Syfy’s announcement of a fifth season, which will serve as the show’s final frame.
Syfy has given a 13-episode order for Van Helsing Season 5, which will premiere sometime in 2020, as revealed by THR. Production is expected to start early into the new year. With the finish line now clearly on the horizon, the series will be able to properly conclude its story, which has greatly evolved its mythology from an initial concept centered on Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), who, bearing an innate ability to combat (and even cure) vampires, was brought back to life to serve as humanity’s last hope in a post-apocalyptic near-future.
Brandishing the iconic vampire hunter name from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Van Helsing was originally inspired by Zenescope Entertainment graphic novel Helsing. The series, a Canadian import show from Echo Lake Entertainment and Nomadic Pictures, made its U.S. premiere on Syfy on September 23, 2016, and is distributed worldwide on Netflix and in Quebec by Super Ecran.
As Chad Oakes, an executive producer for the series via his role as co-chair of Nomadic, lauds in a statement:
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the amazing Van Helsing saga to a close. This could not have been done without the support of our incredible cast, crew, Syfy, Netflix [which pays to stream the series] and Super Ecran.”
Dynamic Television managing partner Daniel March also chimes in, stating:
“We are so proud of Van Helsing and would like to thank Syfy and the amazing fans who embraced this series. We are excited to end the show on its own terms and to give our story, these characters, and our fans the conclusion they so richly deserve.”
The series is under the creative purview of showrunner/executive producer Jonathan Llyod Walker, who in Season 4, replaced Neil Labute. Star Kelly Overton is joined in the cast of Van Helsing by name such as Nicole Munoz, Keeya King, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic and Neal McDonough. Additionally, Battlestar Galactica alumna Tricia Helfer debuted in Season 4 as the inevitable big bad of the series, Dracula.
Van Helsing Season 5 doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but with the series set to commence production in early-2020, it seems to be on track to arrive as a fall offering like its previous four seasons.