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Season Renewals for SCREAM and VAN HELSING

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Two horror-ish shows have received season renewals going into the fall schedule: Scream on MTV and Van Helsing on Syfy.

With the movie nod in the reveal of the killer at the conclusion of season two [Highlight for SPOILER: the boyfriend Kieran], the show ended with a phone call that left open the possibility of more episodes. MTV has announced a six-episode third season, down from the twelve of season two and ten from the freshman season.

Showrunners Michael Gans and Richard Register will be off the show, leaving the positions yet to be filled at this time. This happened during the break between seasons one and two, as well, when Gans and Register replaced Jill Blotevogal and Jaime Paglia.

The announcement comes ahead of the two-hour Scream Halloween special, which will air Tuesday, October 18 at 9pm Eastern on MTV.

 

Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that Syfy has renewed Van Helsing for a sophomore season. A 13-episode order will begin production in January 2017.

The story follows Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton) as she discovers her vampire-fighting abilities in the wake of a massive volcano eruption at Yellowstone National Park. In the wake of the disaster, the last surviving vampires emerge. Vanessa, coming out of a three-year coma and on the search for her daughter, reluctantly takes on the role of vampire hunter. Not only is she somehow immune from the vampire bite, but her blood can also turn them back into humans.

“We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies,” said Van Helsing 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.”

You can read our recaps of Van Helsing and other shows here.

 

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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