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 15 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

It appears Syfy has renewed Laura’s series VAN HELSING for a second season, this according to Deadline. Not sure where Laura’s character Rebecca is going to come in there….hopefully in the finale for this season she makes it out, but this is indeed good news.

‘Van Helsing’ Renewed For Second Season By Syfy

Four episodes into Van Helsing‘s freshman run, the new action-horror series has been renewed for a second season by Syfy. Production on the 13-episode second season is expected to begin January 2017. The announcement was made by series producer Nomadic Pictures and distributor Dynamic Television.

“We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies,” said Van Helsing writer/showrunner Neil LaBute. “I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.”

After a catastrophic volcano eruption, the last remaining underground vampires rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. Van Helsing is a re-imagination of the timeless Dracula brand and stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson. Episode 5 of the series’ first season airs tonight.

Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio, with Syfy as co-producer. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer LaBute, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television is handling the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

 15 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

I have Laura’s new episode of VAN HELSING where she plays the sultry vamp Rebecca. She is one bad vampire.

 04 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

A huge thank you to a good friend OdysseyMosaic for passing Laura’s episode onto me. Thanks OM. See, even though the show is filmed here in Canada and features Canadian talent, we don’t get it actually aired here. And I thought we had CanCon Rules. Damn CRTC. Here are the screencaps from Laura’s first aired episode from VAN HELSING where she plays the seductive Rebecca. I have to say it, the makeup is not doing it for me. Laura has beautiful skin and quite frankly, it covers that up. But Laura is amazing as ever. The show is pretty visceral, the horror a lot like a Resident Evil film. Paul Johansson who plays Dmitri I’ve known about since he played Greg Hughes on my favourite soap opera from back in the late 80s/early 90s Santa Barbara with my friend Jon Cypher who played Dr. Arthur Donnelly. Paul also was in two other series I watched Lonesome Dove (both series) and Highlander: The Raven. It’s nice to see him still working and alongside our Laura. Sorry these are late. I’m taking some medication for a bad infection and it’s leaving me a bit woozy and extremely tired. I am doing my website stuff in between moments of narcolepsy. Thanks for your understanding.

 22 September, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

I have one scan from Entertainment Weekly from their Fall Preview issue. Here is just a very small blurb on Laura’s new show VAN HELSING. I’ll give you the text of it here, but to see it in its original format, please check out the scan linked here to the gallery.

VAN HELSING | NEW DRAMA | 10PM | SYFY

Imagine waking up from a coma to discover that vampires have conquered the world, you have supernatural abilities, and both the humans and bloodsuckers are vying to control you. That’s the premise ofVan Helsing, which follows Vanessa Van Helsing (True Blood’s Kelly Overton), a descendant ofthe Van Helsing, in a new interpretation of the Dracula mythos that’s entirely unrelated to the Hugh Jackman movie. “We go on this discovery of who she is and if she’s a savior or destroyer,” says Overton. “She doesn’t just come out of the gates like this warrior woman.” The reason both sides want Vanessa is probably because her bite can cure vampirism in a person. “We really dive into the psychology of what it was like for a humanturned-vampire to [become] human again,” she says. Our guess: confusing. SEPT. 23

 28 August, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

Since I’m late to the party most of you might know that Laura has a role as Rebecca a vampire in the new SyFy series VAN HELSING. You can find out some information in the sidebar about Rebecca and as details are known I’ll post them here. So far Laura is signed to about seven episodes so far. Her first airs on the 29th of September. You can find out more about the show in the sidebar under the NEWS tag. So without further adieu…..