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Spider-Man's Jacob Batalon Lands Lead Role on Syfy's "Reginald the Vampire"

Posted By: Danielle Domingo
Post Date: August 5, 2021

Hawai'i native Jacob Batalon is the lovable, fan-favorite sidekick Ned in the recent Spider-Man films, but now he gets the spotlight. He is stoked to be No. 1 on the call sheet with his announcement for his next project. The Syfy series Reginald the Vampire was picked up by the NBCUniversal network and is based on the book series, Fat Vampire. The book series follows Reginald Baskin who gets turned into a slow, weak, most out-of-shape vampire by his coworker and tech guy Maurice. The story of an unlikely hero will bleed into the TV series.

Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, Chucky), who will serve as showrunner, the dramedy imagines a world populated by “beautiful, fit and vain vampires.” Reginald Baskin 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. He'll discover that he has a few powers of his own to navigate through the "undead life which is just as complicated life itself."

Cover Photo Credit: Deadline

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