Spider-Man breakout Jacob Batalon is set to star in Reginald The Vampire (w/t), a dramedy in the works at Syfy based on Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire book series. The series, which hails from Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, Chucky), received a straight to series 10-episode order.
Written by Peyton, who will serve as showrunner, the series is set in a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires. Reginald Baskin (Batalon) tumbles headlong into it 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. A new show with a lot of heart and just enough blood, Reginald the Vampire proves the undead life is just as complicated as life itself.
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Director Jeremiah Chechik will executive produce the series alongside Peyton, Todd Berger and Lindsay Macadm. Julie DiCresce will co-executive produce.
Batalon is best known for playing Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home opposite Tom Holland and Zendaya. He will reprise his role for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
He is repped by APA R&CPMK and Brecheen Feldman.
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