Hulu has acquired second-window US rights to a new 10-episode series “Reginald the Vampire”, which is produced by Thunderbird’s GPM with Modern Story, December Films and Cineflix Studios, that is in its final week of shooting and is slated for a summer premiere on SYFY.
Amazon Prime Video in Canada has picked up streaming rights to the series, along with Prime Video in Australia for that country and New Zealand. Additionally, Cineflix Rights, as exclusive worldwide distribution partner, is taking the series to the global market and will debut Reginald the Vampire to buyers at MIPTV in April.
Based on Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire novels, the 10-episode comedy-tinged drama, led by Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home) as Reginald, turns traditional vampire tropes on their head while draining the blood from modern-day beauty standards. Newly turned, Reginald crashes into a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires, where he overcomes obstacles not limited to: A bully boss, falling for a human girl he can’t have, and a vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few powers of his own.
Lindsay Macadam, Senior Vice President, Content and Business Development, GPM, and Executive Producer said:
“The incredible creative team and cast we’ve assembled to bring Reginald the Vampire to life has attracted these amazing global media partners. We cannot wait to share this series with audiences worldwide and to bring more premium scripted dramas like Reginald the Vampire to the US and international markets”
Harley Peyton, series showrunner, Executive Producer and partner at Modern Story said in a statement:
“The fact that Reginald’s grand, weird and wonderful adventures will be brought to the world through our first-class creative talent and cast, and now, these top-notch platform and distribution partners, is incredibly exciting. Reginald the Vampire is the infusion of fresh blood this genre’s been waiting for”
James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights also said in the statement:
“We are very excited to be distributing Reginald the Vampire. With a young, diverse cast and a fantastic creative team, we think it will be a sure-fire hit with our buyers. Jacob is a global star who will give the series incredible appeal, attracting not only his Spider-Man fans, but also a huge number of fantasy fans around the world.”
Modern Story partner Jeremiah Chechik (Shadowhunters, Diabolique) is directing and serves as an Executive Producer alongside Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp), Peyton (Twin Peaks, Chucky) and Thunderbird/GPM’s Macadam, David Way, Matthew Berkowitz and Jennifer Twiner McCarron. Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson are Executive Producers for Cineflix Studios (Tehran, Coroner). Season One directors include David Frazee, Lee Rose and Siobhan Devine. Batalon is a Co-Executive Producer, along with Julie Di Cresce.