The BBC’s dramedy “Being Human,” about a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire sharing a flat, is so popular in the UK that is has been ripped off and turned into an American remake. Fans of the original, which is currently in its third season, aren’t too pleased about SyFy remaking it, but it has been done and the new show is set to premiere January 17.
“Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
“Being Human is a smart, contemporary, young and imaginative series that reflects Syfy’s new brand positioning. We are very excited to adapt this for an American audience and bring it into Syfy’s family of programming,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy.
The series will star Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural).
Rounding out the creative team is Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) as director and co-executive producer, with executive producer Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth) alongside husband and wife executive producers/writers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood).
Muse Entertainment will be producing 13 compelling 1-hour episodes for Syfy.”
The folks from io9.com have already checked out three unfinished episodes and from their review, the new show doesn’t sound too bad.
“All in all, there were enough homages to the original to make me feel like they were respecting the source material, and enough deviations to add a little spice. Witwer has proven that not only is he a sexy piece of sweater meat, he’s also a great actor. The chemistry between Witwer and Huntington should sell just about anyone on this series, and hopefully in the future, the trio of ghost, vampire and werewolf will gel even more. I liked what I saw, a lot. And I intend to watch the hell out of this show.”
Check out the SyFy’s Being Human promo below:
Let us know in a comment below what you think of the remake. Are you a fan of the original, do you plan on watching the new show?