Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) is leading the normal, somewhat boring life of any London teenager, when an incredible revelation about his ancestry rocks his world. His late father's best friend, Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister, LIFE ON MARS), travels all the way from America to reveal to the oblivious teenager that he is the last descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the famous vampire-werewolf-and anything-in-between slayer. Rupert offers to train Luke for his new duty, and demonstrates a certain expertise in getting rid of evil creatures... being an accomplished demon-hunter himself. Another fundamental aid to the youngsters supernatural new mission comes from none other than Mina Harker (Zoe Tapper, SURVIVORS), a good-hearted, blind, piano virtuoso vampire, once romantically linked to Dracula. To complete this unusual squad comes Ruby, Lukes clever and enamoured best friend. Will Luke be up to the demanding role of Worlds new defender against evil?
Episode 1: Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin, turns up. Galvin has come to tell Luke his secret destiny: he's the real-life great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Luke is set to inherit the family mantle as a warrior against the supernatural entities swarming the earth.
Unfortunately, powerful Half-Life, Gladiolus Thrip (Mackenzie Crook) is standing in his way.
Episode 2: In the second episode, six-year-old Madge might think her sister has been `taken up to heaven by an angel... but Galvin suspects otherwise. Everything points to half-life involvement and he thinks it's the perfect project for Luke.
A visit to zombie priest, Father Simeon (guest star Richard Wilson) confirms Galvin's suspicions. Gilgamel is no angel - he's a demon, a travesty demon, a Type 9 entity attracted by the odour of sanctity. Can Luke rise to the challenge?
Episode 3: Galvin lets his emotions get the better of him when his wife's murderer, Mr Tibbs, arrives in town. Hell-bent on revenge and with no regard for his own safety, Galvin arms himself to the teeth and embarks on what amounts to little more than a suicide mission.
The problem is, his thirst for vengeance leads him straight into rat-man's trap, putting more than his own life at risk.
Episode 4: When a bad boy vampire arrives on the scene and Mina starts behaving strangely, Galvin gets suspicious. Mina confesses that Quincey is back. He has come for her - he wants her to give in to her half-blood heritage. Galvin reassures her that he, of all people, understands - but they both know that sentiment has no place in the smiting game. One thing's for sure - a battle of epic proportions is in the offing...
Episode 5: With news of a strange murder in the capital in episode five, Mina and Galvin investigate. Mina's abilities give her terrifying visions and she begins to fear for Luke's safety.
Then Ruby discovers that the entity chasing Luke can take the form of a woman in order to stalk her prey and alarm bells start to ring. Could Luke's new girlfriend Alice really be more Half-Life than human?
Episode 6: In the final episode of the series, after a run-in with a pyromancer, Luke is haunted by dreams about the car crash that killed his father and Galvin's connection to it.
Psychic Karen convinces him his godfather is not the man he seems and, with Gladiolus Thrip back on the scene and showing an unhealthy interest in Luke's past, the vampire-fighting duo look set to be torn apart.
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