Season One is the first season of Syfy's American-Canadian dark fantasy horror drama television series Van Helsing. It was picked up on November 2, 2015 with an 13 episode order.[1]

Official Synopsis Edit

Season one of the show will follow Van Helsing as she leads the Resistance across the Wasteland, in the former America, in search of the hole in the sky in Colorado.

First, they will have to find the scientist Klaus, who is the key to the mission, as it’s his device and knowhow which can harness the sun’s power.

With Klaus, they will head to Colorado and hope the rumors are true, that the sun is as strong as a vampire’s bite. They will come across human fortresses and vampire strongholds- some friendly, most not. They will help those humans when they can, and they will kill whatever gets in their way. It will be violent and vicious, but Van Helsing is a warrior who is up to the task.

What they will learn is that time is not on their side, as Balthazar thirsts for Van’s blood. If he can slay the great vampire hunter no one in the land can possibly doubt his power. Balthazar will not be stopped by Dominic and will seize control of his domain if that’s what it takes. But Dominic’s massive human population feeds an impressive army, which is always prepared for a fight and happens to be directly in Van’s path to Colorado. Dominic is obsessed with Van for entirely different reasons, if she is the crown jewel of the human race she belongs in his collection of the finest humans left on Earth. His ego and lifestyle might make him naïve to Balthazar’s cunning ways, but Dominic has more resources than any other Superior leader and not even Balthazar can defeat Dominic’s army.

Luther has been hiding in the darkness for three years. When all seems lost for our heroes, he will emerge. In Van Helsing he sees a new possibility for his vision of coexistence. But the war has already escalated and a whole lot of fighting must happen first. Vanessa Helsing will lead the team to Colorado, they will be the first people to see the uninterrupted pure sun, the original source of life on Earth. The victory was brutal and costly, but now their real task can begin – rebuilding and planning an offensive to take back their land. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems, and not everyone on the team should have been trusted. [2]

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Episodes Edit

# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate
1 Help Me 1x01 Promotional Photo 11 Help Me Neil LaBute & Jonathan Walker Michael Nankin September 23, 2016
After spending years in a coma, Vanessa is thrust into a post-apocalyptic world ruled by vampires; Vanessa makes a discovery that could save humanity, but makes her a target for vampires.
2 Seen You 1x02 Promotional Photo 3 Seen You Simon Barry Michael Nankin September 23, 2016
Vanessa is attacked and left for dead in the days leading up to the Rising, causing Doc, Axel and the marines to retrieve her body and become marooned in a hospital.
3 Stay Inside 1x03 Promotional Photo 7 Stay Inside Jackie May Michael Nankin September 30, 2016
The hospital's power source is damaged, jeopardizing the protective UV lights; Vanessa and Axel head into Seattle to scavenge parts, leaving the others to fight against the vampires and amongst themselves.
4 Coming Back 1x04 Promotional Photo 1 Coming Back Johnathan Walker David Frazee October 7, 2016
Vanessa and Mohamad head into the vampire-controlled streets in search of Vanessa's daughter; Cynthia is found dead at the hospital, and Doc thinks her apparent suicide is actually a deliberate murder; Vanessa is captured by vampires.
5 Fear Her 1x05 Promotional Photo 2 Fear Her Jeremy Smith David Frazee October 14, 2016
Vanessa, now in the clutches of Julius and his vampire brood, is forced to demonstrate her powers; the refugees discover a serial killer among the residents, and plot to wrestle control from Axel.
6 Nothing Matters 1x06 Susan hold Vanessa next to dead mutated vampire Nothing Matters Neil LaBute Amanda Tapping October 21, 2016
Vanessa and Susan are chased by mutated feral vampires in the sewers, arriving back at the hospital only after a hostile takeover.
7 For Me 1x07 Promotional Photo 12 For Me Simon Barry Amanda Tapping October 28, 2016
Vanessa and Axel lead the hospital's last stand against a siege by Julius and his vampire soldiers; Dmitri's arrival with his vampire Death Squad reveals a possible civil war brewing among the two vampire factions.
8 Little Thing 1x08 Promotional Photo 3 Little Thing Neil Labute Jason Priestley November 04, 2016
Axel leads the surviving members of their group to his old military base for shelter but finds it abandoned, leading to a decision to go underground; separated from Vanessa and the group, Mohamad tries to catch up while navigating hostile territory.
9 Help Out 1x09 Promotional Photo 3 Help Out Jackie May Jason Priestley November 11, 2016
The group is trapped inside an underground lab for military experiments, and Vanessa discovers that Axel has been hiding a secret about her past; Mohamad befriends a girl who doesn't fear vampires; Rebecca makes a calculated play.
10 Stay Away 1x10 Promotional Photo 2 Stay Away Simon Barry Jonathan Walker November 18, 2016
Vanessa and the group find refuge among a band of humans who have bargained for peace with vampires; the serial killer among Vanessa's group is finally revealed.
11 Last Time 1x11 Promotional Photo 14 Last Time Simon Barry Simon Barry November 25, 2016
Vanessa and the group take shelter in Susan's Family Farm, finding both glimmers of hope and reasons for grief. With Sam finally outed as the serial killer, Vanessa and Mohamad take drastic action against him. Meanwhile, Rebecca's latest experiment to create Daywalkers has failed, and Dmitri's patience grows thin.
12 He's Coming 1x12 Promotional Photo 2 He's Coming Amanda Tapping Shevon Singh, Jeremy Smith & Matt Venables December 02, 2016
Vanessa and Mohamad find themselves in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against Sam while heading to a vampire-controlled camp; Sheema discovers a secret that could bring down a cell of the Resistance; Julius takes a meeting with Dmitri.
13 It Begins 1x13 Promotional Photo 1 It Begins Neil LaBute Amanda Tapping December 09, 2016
Now in Dmitri and Rebecca's clutches, Vanessa learns secrets from her past and finds herself at a crossroads; Flesh and the Resistance accelerate their timeline to rescue Vanessa; Mohamad and Sheema finally come to blows over their allegiances.


  • On November 2, 2015, Syfy announced the network had ordered Van Helsing, a 13-episode series from Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels). Dynamic Television is on board as International distributor.[1]
  • Executive Producers: Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev, both from Nomadic Pictures.[1]
  • Showrunners/writers: Neil LaBute, Simon Barry (Continuum), Evan Tyler from Industry Works, Dave Brown from Echo Lake Entertainment as well as executive producer, Daniel March (Dynamic).[1]
  • Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States and Dynamic Television will distribute the series throughout the rest of the world.[1]
  • On February 17, several cast members were announced, including Kelly Overton as the lead Vanessa Van Helsing, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Paul Johansson, David Cubitt, and Tim Guinee.[3]
  • Filming of the series began on February 22, 2016. [4]
  • Filming wrapped up on June 27, 2016.[5]

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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 ‘Van Helsing’ Series Picked Up By Syfy - Deadline
  2. Van Helsing - Season 1 - Synopsis
  3. ‘Van Helsing’ Series Casts Kelly Overton In Title Role Of Hunter’s Daughter, 5 Others
  4. Van Helsing Writers (@vanhelsingwrite) Twitter Confirmation
  5. Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) Twitter Confirmation