Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer Will Play Dracula On TV, And We Are So There For It

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Tricia Helfer first graced Syfy as part of the celebrated Battlestar Galactica ensemble back in the 2000s, and her latest return to the network will be to play one of horror's most iconic monsters. Helfer will portray Dracula for Season 4 of Syfy's Van Helsing, as the ultimate battle between good and evil rages on.

For those unfamiliar with Van Helsing, the series is set to introduce Tricia Helfer's Dracula in a rather advantageous setting. Van Helsing is a re-imagined take on Bram Stoker's literary classic, in which Dr. Abraham Van Helsing's daughter Vanessa is the one taking the fight to vampires in a world taken over by the creatures. Helfer's Dracula will co-star opposite Kelly Overton's Vanessa as she continues "The Rising" in an attempt to win the world back from the undead.

Of course, we're talking about THE DARK ONE here, Dracula herself. Executive producer Chad Oakes said that the battle between good and evil will reach new heights when Tricia Helfer's "fierce and unstoppable" Dracula enters the fray.

So, when will Tricia Helfer arrive on Van Helsing? The 13-episode Season 4 is set to premiere this fall, and Helfer added some info on top of that on her social media. She'll apparently pop up right in the middle of everything.

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It's an exciting time for Tricia Helfer, who still has some commanding star power in the world of television. Those who don't know what she's been up to since Battlestar Galactica clearly haven't seen her as Charlotte on Lucifer, which is now on Netflix, or her run on Powers as Angela Lange. Those are just a couple roles in a very long list of high-profile television appearances, so Van Helsing was very lucky to get her for this season.

One would think it's possible Van Helsing will have Tricia Helfer back for future seasons as well, provided Syfy renews it following Season 4. Dracula is the main rival of the Van Helsing family, so this dynamic between the two characters could last a lot longer than half a season. Whether it actually will fans will just have to wait and see what the plan is, and hope that showrunner Neil LaBute doesn't put Helfer in the midst of his epic prank war, or something more lethal.

Tricia Helfer won't be the only new person to join Van Helsing in Season 4. Deadline reports WWE superstar Big Show, The 100's Richard Harmon, Defiance's Nicole Munoz, and Jigsaw's Keeya King will come into the new season as well. That's quite a few fresh faces, and the mystery behind all these three newcomers as that they're all in undisclosed roles. Are they Dracula's minions, other famous monsters, or perhaps vampire hunters ready to lend their aide to Vanessa's fight?

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