SyFy Channel has released a trailer for its upcoming vampire horror-comedy Reginald the Vampire. The series stars Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon as a goofy guy named Reginald who is transformed into a vampire, but he’s not your average vampire.
Reginald the Vampire is based on Johnny B. Truant‘s Fat Vampire novels. The network describes the 10-episode series as a comedy-drama “with a lot of heart and just enough blood” that “proves the undead life is just as complicated as life itself.” The series also “turns traditional vampire tropes on their head while draining the blood from modern-day beauty standards.”
Here’s the synopsis for the series:
“Imagine a world populated by beautiful, fit, and vain vampires. Reginald Andres (Batalon) tumbles headlong into it as an unlikely hero who will have to navigate every kind of obstacle — the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bully manager at work, and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own.”
Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home) leads a cast that includes Aren Buchholz (When Calls the Heart) as Todd, Em Haine (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers) as Sarah Kinney, Georgia Waters (Siren) as Penelope, Mandela Van Peebles (Mayor of Kingstown) as Maurice Miller, Marguerite Hanna as Ashley, Savannah Basley (Wynonna Earp) as Angela, and Sean Yves (Heartland) as Lebron.
Reginald the Vampire is produced by Great Pacific Media Inc., Modern Story Company, December Films and Cineflix Studios and executive produced by Harley Peyton, Jeremiah Chechik, Todd Berger, Lindsay Macadam, Brett Burlock, and Peter Emerson.
Reginald The Vampire premieres on October 5th at 10 pm on SyFy. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be watching!