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Photo Credit:  Sony/BBC America
  • Premiered: 
    January 3, 2009
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  • Network: ITV1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Supernatural/Paranormal
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Plot Synopsis

On the surface Luke Rutherford is an average teenager, but with the arrival of his dead father's best friend Rupert Galvin, Luke's life is about to change. Galvin has come to inform Luke that his father's death fifteen years ago wasn't an accident and he holds a secret destiny as the real-life great-great grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Now Luke must lift the family mantle as a warrior against the supernatural entities behind every myth and legend from vampires to werewolves while maintaining an ordinary life of school exams, parties, and driving tests. All while keeping his secret from his mother. To train Luke in his quest, Galvin calls on the beautiful but icy cold Mina Harker, a blind concert pianist who is also the foremost authority on the undesirable entities preying on humanity. Luke's first opponent is the villainous Gladiolus Thrip, a "type 12" sinister vampire with a burning hatred for the Van Helsing line. The list of terrifying adversaries grow with the cockroach-munching "type 5" called Redlip, a "type 9" child-snatching demon-in-angel's clothing called Gilgamel, and the half-man half-rat Mr. Tibbs, who bears a deep and personal grudge against a member of the team.