Reginald the Vampire trailer: Jacob Batalon stars in delicious new Syfy series

A couple weeks ago, Syfy released a teaser trailer for their upcoming series Reginald the Vampire – and there really wasn’t much to that video. Now they’ve released another trailer, and this one actually offers a preview of what the show’s writing and characters are going to be like. And it promises that the series is “delicious”. You can check it out in the embed above.

Reginald the Vampire is scheduled to premiere on Syfy on October 5th, which is the same night Chucky season 2 is going to start airing on Syfy (as well as USA Network). Reginald the Vampire will also stream on Hulu after it’s on Syfy. Amazon has acquired the streaming rights in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Cineflix Rights is the international distributor.

Syfy has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which is described as an “hourlong dramedy”. Starring 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), 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 VampireJeremiah Chechik executive produces and directs. Todd Berger and Lindsay Macadam are also on board as executive producers, with Julie DeCresce as co-executive producer.

Reginald the Vampire is based on author Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire series of novels.

What did you think of the trailer? Will you be watching Reginald the Vampire this fall? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Reginald the Vampire

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