Liesel Van Helsing to premiere television show

Since I have been following the comics of Horsham-based Zenescope Entertainment since I got to know founders Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha presentation at a comic convention years ago, I was thrilled to learn last fall that the company’s Liesel Van Helsing character was getting her own television show, which was confirmed through

Local comic book producer Zenescope Entertainment has Van Helsing character in the successful hunt for television series. More impressive, filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute (The Company of Men, Nurse Betty) is the show’s writer and showrunner alongside with Kelly Overton (Legends, True Blood) who is set to star. The hourlong show will debut in the fall on Syfy.

Reached for comment, all Ralph Tedesco would say was:

Van Helsing is one of our more popular comic-book characters. That is because she is a tough-as-nails vampire hunter who happens to be the daughter of Abraham Van Helsing. And while I can not yet confirm the degree of our involvement in the TV series, we are extremely excited for what should shape up to be a fantastic show.

The original comic is about Liesel Van Helsing, first appearing in Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed #0. This character has appeared in nearly 63 comics including the 2014 series Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing and last year’s Van Helsing vs. Dracula. The television show’s main character is named Vanessa Helsing. IMDB has the show starting in the fall.

On the previous issue of Van Helsing vs. Dracula, Dracula has lured Liesel Van Helsing and her friends back to London by staging a massacre in the streets, but Liesel Van Helsing is coming prepared with the ultimate weapon; a stake crafted from Dracula’s bones. As Liesel Van Helsing and crew head out to face Dracula, Marian attempts a spell that will determine if Mina lives or dies.

In the current issue, the terrifying tale of horror’s biggest icon comes to a close. As Dracula’s minions paint London red, Van Helsing enters her final conflict with the vampire that can not die. Everything is on the line, and only one will survive.

Van Helsing vs. Dracula #5: A Final Blessing
Van Helsing vs. Dracula #5: A Final Blessing

In related news, Zenescope Entertainment, comiXology and Amazon recently announced an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Zenescope Entertainment digital comics and collections across the comiXology platform and broaden the distribution of Zenescope Entertainment library to Amazon’s Kindle Store.

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books available on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalogue and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

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