Syfy, USA Press Tour News: ‘Van Helsing,’ ‘Incorporated,’ ‘Suits’ and More

Brian Linder

The Television Critics Association Press Tour continues this week, with TV networks making their programming presentations to the media with brand new details on their new and returning shows. Tuesday saw NBC kick this week’s presentations into high gear, and Wednesday brought updates from Syfy and USA Network. Here’s the latest:

Syfy Programming News

Van Helsing, Syfy’s reimagining of the classic vampire hunter, on Friday, September 23.  The show stars Kelly Overton as Vanessa Helsing, the last hope for humankind’s survival who unknowingly awakens to discover she has a unique blood composition that makes her not only immune to vampires, but with the ability to turn a vampire human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires, while trying to save humanity. Van Helsing comes from the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels. Acclaimed director/playwright Neil LaBute serves as showrunner.

Incorporated, Syfy’s upcoming futuristic thriller starring Sean Teale, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Ormond, will premiere on Wednesday, November 30. Set in a future where companies have seemingly unlimited power, Incorporated centers around Ben Larson, a young executive who risks everything to infiltrate the all-controlling corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences. Incorporated comes from executive producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ted Humphrey and Jennifer Todd.

Channel Zero: Candle Cove premieres on Tuesday, September 27. Based on a popular creepypasta, Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

Aftermath arrives on Tuesday, September 27. James Tupper and Anne Heche star in the series which follows the Copeland family (parents Karen and Joshua, and their children Dana, Brianna and Matt) as they battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague — and the rise of supernatural creatures.

Syfy’s zombie series Z Nation returns with a two-hour Season 3 premiere on Friday, September 6.

USA Network Programming News

Suits, USA’s longest-lasting original scripted series, has been renewed for a 16-episode seventh season. The announcement at Wednesday’s presentation comes just a few weeks after the shows Season 6 premiere. Suits will continue to air Wednesdays at 9PM.

Falling Water, USA’s dream-bending drama, will premiere on Thursday, October 13. The show stars Lizzie Brocheré (The Strain), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) and Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0). Falling Water is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest — one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother — and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. That the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.

Eyewitness, USA’s adaptation of the popular Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne, premieres Sunday, October 16. When two innocent teenaged boys secretly meet up in the forest, they bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. Eyewitness stars Julianne Nicholson (Masters of Sex), Gil Bellows (11.22.63), Tyler Young (The Avatars) and James Paxton (Texas Rising).

Check out more TCA Press Tour news from NBC. And we’ll have more TV updates on Fandom this week as our coverage of the TCA Press Tour continues.

Brian Linder
Brian Linder is Sr. Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM from IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite and co-creator of the movie site, FilmForce, acquired in 2006. He's into space operas and superheroes.
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