MISSY PEREGRYM JOINS SEASON 2 OF SYFY ACTION SERIES "VAN HELSING"
LOS ANGELES - March 15, 2017 - Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell On Wheels) announced today that Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue) has joined the season two cast of action series Van Helsing. The 13-episode, hour-long drama, which airs on Syfy in the U.S., reimagines the timeless Dracula brand with the resurrection of Vanessa Van Helsing, the next in line of a lineage of warriors who now must lead mankind against a world controlled by vampires. Peregrym will play Scarlett Harker, a woman with a mysterious past who might help turn the tide against the vampires.
Award-winning, writer-director Neil LaBute has returned as showrunner. The series, slated to return this fall, is currently in production shooting in Vancouver, BC.
"We are thrilled to have Missy join our amazing cast of warriors," said Chad Oakes, Executive Producer and Co-Chairman of Nomadic Pictures. "Her physical and mental strength as an actress adds amazing chemistry to our family. We are so happy to be working with her."
"We are excited and privileged that Missy is now part of our extraordinary ensemble," said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Original Co-Productions, Syfy. "We look forward to having our Van Helsing mythology strengthened by her energy, charisma, and talent."
"We are so lucky and happy to have Missy join the Van Helsing team this season" says Showrunner Neil LaBute. "The series thrives on female energy & power and we're getting two barrels full with Missy's talents. I can't wait to see her jump into battle alongside Kelly Overton and the rest of the cast with all we have planned for them in Season Two."
Missy Peregrym is a Canadian actress and former fashion model best known for her role as Officer Andy McNally on the ABC and Global Television Network series Rookie Blue.
Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television is also handling the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.
Van Helsing airs on Syfy in the U.S., on SuperEcran in Quebec, Canada and globally on Netflix.
About Nomadic Pictures
Nomadic Pictures is a Calgary based production company developing, financing and producing features, MOWs, Mini-Series and TV series. In 22 years, Nomadic has produced over 63 projects, worth a combined $650 million in production, and remains one of the most active production companies in Canada.
In addition to Season 2 of Van Helsing (SYFY), Nomadic is producing Season 3 of FARGO (FX/MGM).
In 2004, Nomadic won three Daytime Emmy's(R) for THE INCREDIBLE MRS. RITCHIE starring James Caan, Kevin Zegers and Gena Rowlands. In 2005, Nomadic co-produced AMC's first scripted Original mini-series, BROKEN TRAIL (Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church), and in 2007, went on to be nominated for 16 Primetime Emmys(R), winning four awards including Best Mini-Series. In 2014 & 2015, Nomadic's Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev took home an Emmy(R), a Golden Globe(R), a Television Critic's Award and a Producers Guild Award for Best Mini-series with FARGO (Billy Bob Thorton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Alison Tolman).
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Dynamic Television
Dynamic Television is a production, financing and distribution company with a global strategy to bring premium television programming to worldwide audiences. Dynamic is currently delivering an epic six-part mini-series, Madiba, starring Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela, as well as Orlando Jones, David Harewood and Michael Nyqvist. Madiba aired on BET Network in the US in February 2017 and received wide critical acclaim. Dynamic Television has also acquired Hulu's longest running hit original series, East Los High, for international distribution and is currently delivering the critically-acclaimed crime series Trapped, created by award winning filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur and filmed in Iceland. Additionally, Dynamic is distributing the Syfy series, Wynonna Earp, the social media sensation, currently in production on season two, the #1 Rated Syfy series Z Nation, which has been ordered for a fourth season, and Van Helsing, from showrunner Neil LaBute, also in production on season two.
Dynamic's partners include BBC, BSkyB, Universal Networks, TF1, M6, Canal+, France Televisions, RTL2, ZDF, Sony Networks, Turner Networks, Lifetime Networks, Fox International Networks, Telenet, NBC Universal, Viasat, SBS Networks, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and many more.