Demons premiered on ITV1 on January 3, 2009. The battle against the dark underworld of half-lives, monsters and in-humans lie deep beneath the streets of modern-day London. This contemporary spin on the character of Van Helsing features Luke Rutherford as an average teenager, but with the arrival of his dead father's best friend Rupert Galvin, Luke's life is about to be flipped upside down. Galvin is a straight-talking, headstrong American who has come to tell Luke his secret destiny - he's the real-life great-great grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Luke's destined to inherit the family mantle as a warrior in the coldest of cold wars against the supernatural entities behind every myth and legend from vampires to werewolves and all things that go bump in the night.