SYFY released the first trailer for Jacob Batalon starring ‘Reginald the Vampire’. In a world populated by beautiful, fit, and vain vampires, Reginald tumbles into it as an unlikely hero who will navigate every kind of obstacle and discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own. The series premieres on October 5 on SYFY. Watch the trailer below.
The series is based on Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire novels, Directed by Jeremiah Chechik and Lee Rose from a screenplay written by Harley Peyton. it also stars Mandela Van Peebles, Emily Haine, Aren Buchholz, Savannah Basley, Georgia Waters, and Marguerite Hanna. Check out the poster below.
Reginald the Vampire follows, Reginald Andres, a young purveyor of primordial-looking slushies going nowhere. He’s constantly bullied at work and can’t be with the woman he loves. This humdrum existence is suddenly upended when he’s bitten on the neck by an undead creature of the night. Life gets a lot more interesting, but vampirism brings its own set of problems — mainly the threat of death from a bloodsucking chieftain who considers Reginald an affront to “regular” beautiful vampires. But hey, at least the orgies look fun, right?! (Via SYFY)
In an interview with TV Insider, Batalon told he is not a hero type in the series. he told “Reginald is an everyday person. What’s relatable about him is that he’s not trying to be anything or be anyone,” Batalon added, “He’s just genuinely himself in that he may not be the typical hero of the story. He’s neurotic and he’s thoughtful at the same time, but he’s very much human in that he’s never really experienced, love. He’s never really experienced what it’s like to have friends, so he’s very much in this gray area of trying to figure life out. And that’s sort of like where we all are.”
Great Pacific Media, Modern Story, and Syfy are producing. Harley Peyton, Batalon, Jeremiah Chechik, Todd Berger, Lindsay Macadam, Brett Burlock, and Peter Emerson are executive producers.
Reginald the Vampire will premiere on October 5 on SYFY.