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6 items from 2016

Ties That Bind: Cancelled by Up; No Season Two

27 March 2016 12:23 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Would the life of police officer Allison McLean get a little less hectic in season two of the Ties The Bind TV show? We'll never know. Up has cancelled the drama after one season of 10 episodes.

This dramatic series revolves around a tough and experienced female police officer from Seattle, played by Kelli Williams. Like most working women, Allison McLean's hands are already full, balancing a demanding and dangerous job and a family -- husband Matt (Jonathan Scarfe), and teenagers Jeff (Mitchell Kummen) and Rachel (Natasha Calis). She and her partner, Devin (Dion Johnstone), must arrest her brother, Tim (Luke Perry), for aggravated assault. As a result, her world drastically changes. The rest of the cast includes Matreya Scarrwener, Rhys Matthew Bond, Lucia Walters, and Aaron Craven.


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Kelly Overton to star in Syfy’s Van Helsing series, supporting cast also announced

18 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in November it was reported that Syfy and Neil Labute are teaming up for a female Van Helsing series and now Deadline is reporting that Kelly Overton (The Ring Two, True Blood) has secured the lead role as Vanessa Helsing, a “descendent of the Van Helsing lineage of warriors who now must lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires.”

In addition to Overton, the series has also cast Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) and Tim Guinee (Homeland) in supporting roles.

“Scarfe plays Axel, a career Marine with unwavering devotion and loyalty to both duty and his wards, despite years of isolation and endless vampire attacks. Heyerdahl will play Sam, a survivor of the vampire Rising, who relies on his strength and observational skills to stay alive. Cubitt will play John, another survivor of the vampire Rising, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Kelly Overton Lands Title Role In Syfy’s Gender-Swapped Van Helsing Series

17 February 2016 12:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crack open the garlic cloves and wooden stakes, Count Dracula has found himself a new archnemesis. Yes, after ordering a 13-episode Van Helsing series late last year, Syfy has now secured Kelly Overton for the title role of Vanessa.

Swapping one breed of vampire for another, the True Blood veteran took to Twitter to share a familiar poster for Syfy’s new hourlong drama, which looks awful similar to Screen Gems’ lucrative Resident Evil film series.


Kelly Overton (@iamkellyoverton) February 17, 2016

Raised from the dead, Overton’s monster hunter is the latest in a long line of Van Helsing warriors, reluctant heroes tasked with battling all things supernatural. Throughout many adaptations, the enduring Dutch doctor has been portrayed as an intellectual chap with an astute mix of expertise and field experience, which really ought to give the actress plenty to chew on.

Joining her for the »

- Michael Briers

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True Blood Alum Is Syfy's Van Helsing

17 February 2016 8:23 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No stranger to small-screen vampires, Kelly Overton‘s next gig will find her picking up a crossbow and leading the hunt.

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The True Blood alum has landed the title role in Syfy’s 13-episode Van Helsing, our sister site Deadline reports. The series follows Vanessa Helsing, daughter of the legendary slayer, as she is resurrected and must take back the world from bloodsuckers.

Additional castings include Jonathan Scarfe (Perception) as Axel, a Marine with vamp-fighting experience; Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels) as Sam, another vampire survivor; Paul Johansson »

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‘Van Helsing’ Series Casts Kelly Overton In Title Role Of Hunter’s Daughter, 5 Others

17 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kelly Overton has been cast as the lead in Van Helsing, the 13-episode sci-fi series from Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell On Wheels), which is set to air on Syfy in the U.S. Also cast in the show, from Neil Labute, are Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels), Paul Johansson (Mad Men), David Cubitt (Ray Donovan) and Tim Guinee (Homeland). The hourlong drama reimagines the timeless Dracula brand with the resurrection of Vanessa Helsing… »

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Overton, Heyerdahl Lead "Vanessa Helsing"

17 February 2016 6:14 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Former "True Blood" and "Legends" actress Kelly Overton has been cast in the title role in Syfy's upcoming series "Vanessa Helsing". Production on a thirteen episode first season begins next week ahead of a Fall launch.

The series reinterprets Bram Stoker's Dracula-hunting character Abraham van Helsing as a woman and the next in a line of warriors who must lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires.

Resurrected five years in the future, Vanessa learns vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them - effectively serving as humanity's last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

Also onboard is "Mad Men" actor Paul Johansson as a vampire turned before the Rising and now their patient and calculating leader. He joined by "Hell on Wheels" regulars Jonathan Scarfe as a career Marine with unwavering devotion and Christopher Heyerdahl as »

- Garth Franklin

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