VAN HELSING TV SPIN-OFF?
Universal Studios and NBC are planning to spin 'Van Helsing to a new tv series, 'Transylvania'. The network has given Universal Network Television a pilot commitment for a drama that, while not a spinoff or sequel, will be set in the same universe as the feature film. The pilot will be penned by 'Helsing' director Steven Sommers, who will also executive produce. The series will likely be shot on the same 19th-century village set that Universal built in Prague for Van Helsing.
Though the series will be set in the same 19th century vein as the film, Van Helsing will not be a character in Transylvania. Instead, the series will be a character-driven soap opera and the central figure will be a young cowboy from Texas who's pressed into duty and becomes the sheriff in a town where oddities abound.
Courtesy of Counting Down