VAN HELSING Series Under Development At CBS

VAN HELSING has turned up all over the face of the genre – films, of course, TV, and literature, I can’t say for sure there’s been a graphic novel version but – there has had to be, right?

One place I’m pretty sure we haven’t seen the character yet though is as the star of his own primetime network TV show – until now that is.

Seems that CBS is developing a modern take on the classic vampire hunter – and in this version, he’s looking for more than bloodsuckers.

We don’t have any casting info yet but – we do know that Jonathan Lee has been put in charge of the writing duties – and they do seem to have some producers lined up – and we know that the series will follow this synopsis:

“It is a contemporary take on the monster hunter; Dr. Abraham Van Helsing uses his uniquely inquisitive mind working alongside his ex, relentless FBI special agent Mina Harker, to solve New York City’s most harrowing cases.”

It’s an intriguing take on the mythos – kind of getting a Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files vibe – and I’m OK with that.

Obviously – this is all in its very early stages but – it’s on our radar now so, a close eye shall be applied.


Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.