Reginald the Vampire: Amazon, Hulu split streaming rights to series starring Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon

The television series Reginald the Vampire, which is based on author Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire series of novels and stars Jacob Batalon (who played Peter Parker’s best friend Ned in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, with appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame along the way), is going to be widely accessible. Not only is the show going to air on Syfy, but Variety reports that Amazon and Hulu are splitting the streaming rights.

Reginald the Vampire will stream on Hulu in the United States, after it airs on Syfy. Amazon has acquired the streaming rights in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Cineflix Rights is the international distributor and will be presenting the show to other potential buyers in Cannes next month.

Syfy has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which is described as an “hourlong dramedy”. Reginald the Vampire will center on

an unlikely hero, Reginald Baskin (Batalon) who tumbles headlong into a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires 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 is joined in the cast by Mandela Van Peebles (Jigsaw) as Maurice Miller, “who finds himself in the least expected circumstance, vampire life coach for Reginald. Which is complicated” and Em Haine (Fargo) as Sarah Kinney, “Reginald’s human co-worker at the Slushy Shack. She is smart, funny and learning how to fight for the dreams that are important to her.” They are series regulars

Actors with recurring roles include Aren Buchholz (Supernatural) as Todd, “Reginald’s manager at the Slushy Shack”; Savannah Basley (SurrealEstate) as Angela, “an ancient vampire of great power”; Georgia Waters (Siren) as Penelope, a “dangerous and beautiful vampire”; and newcomer Marguerite Hanna as Ashley, “a co-worker at the Slushy Shack and a lover of conspiracy theories and urban legends with a deadpan sense of humor.”

Sean Yves Lessard (Heartland) is in the cast as well. While it’s not clear if he has regular or recurring status, we do know who he’s playing. Deadline says his character is “Lebron. Immaculately dressed, this vampire is someone you don’t want to mess with as he delivers a message on behalf of his terrifying boss.”

The series is coming to us from Great Pacific Media and Modern Story Company. Harley Peyton, fresh off the Chucky series, writes, executive produces, and serves as showrunner on Reginald the Vampire. Jeremiah Chechik executive produces and directs. Todd Berger and Lindsay Macadam are also on board as executive producers, with Julie DeCresce as co-executive producer.

I’m definitely interested in checking out Reginald the Vampire at some point. The show is expected to start airing on Syfy this summer.

Source: Variety

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