CBS developing Van Helsing series that’s pure X-Files
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CBS developing Van Helsing series that’s pure X-Files

Jun 27, 2024 2:57 PM

CBS is developing a new Van Helsing TV series with a modern twist. Unlike traditional interpretations of the character, this version will focus on Dr. Abraham Van Helsing as a contemporary investigator solving cases in New York City. Working alongside his ex-partner, FBI special agent Mina Harker, the show will blend monster-hunting with procedural drama elements, reminiscent of The X-Files. Jonathan Lee, known for his work on Netflix and BBC's Lockerbie, is set to write the series while Rob Doherty from Elementary is one of the executive producers. The show follows numerous adaptations of the Van Helsing character, including a teen-focused series currently in development by Kit Williamson and a 2004 film starring Hugh Jackman.

What will be the plot focus of the new Van Helsing TV series?

The new Van Helsing TV series will focus on a contemporary take on Dr. Abraham Van Helsing as he uses his investigative skills to solve harrowing cases in New York City, working with his ex-partner Mina Harker, an FBI special agent.

The character of Van Helsing has had various adaptations over the years. The most notable recent portrayal was in the 2004 film starring Hugh Jackman. The film, directed by Stephen Sommers, presented Van Helsing as an action-packed monster hunter, fighting iconic creatures like Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. The new series aims to blend the investigative charm of procedural dramas with the supernatural elements fans of Van Helsing would expect, potentially attracting a wide audience seeking both mystery and paranormal intrigue.

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Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-06-27 15:06:03
This new Van Helsing series sounds like a fresh and exciting blend of genres, mixing classic supernatural lore with a modern investigative twist. With talents like Jonathan Lee and Rob Doherty on board, it could offer that perfect combo of spooky and smart storytelling that fans of The X-Files and procedural dramas will love.
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