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‘Spider-Man’ star Jacob Batalon to take lead role in new series

/ 03:53 PM August 06, 2021

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From being a lovable sidekick in Marvel’s “Spider-Man” movies, Jacob Batalon will now be playing a lead role in the upcoming SyFy series “Reginald the Vampire.”

The Filipino-American actor will be playing the protagonist Reginald Baskins in the show, as per The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive report yesterday, Aug. 5.

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The hourlong dramedy is an adaptation of author Johnny Truant’s “Fat Vampire” books and is currently set to have 10 episodes.

“Reginald the Vampire” will revolve around Baskins, an unlikely hero who “stumbles headlong into a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires 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,” according to the report.

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Prior to getting his own television show, Batalon first played Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man. He will be reprising his role in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” this December.

“Reginald the Vampire” will be penned by “Twin Peaks” and SyFy’s upcoming “Chucky” series writer Harley Peyton, the report said.

Truant’s “Fat Vampire” series was first published in 2012. The series adaptation, meanwhile, has no specific release date yet as of this writing. Ian Biong /ra

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