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'Smallville' baddie joins Syfy's 'Being Human' remake


UPDATED: Multiple sources confirm to me exclusively that ex-Smallville‘s evildoer Sam Witwer (a.k.a. Doomsday) is the odds-on favorite has officially signed on to play vampire Aidan in Syfy’s in-the-works U.S. remake of the U.K. supernatural dramedy Being Human.


Additionally, Meaghan Rath (The Assistants) has inked a deal to play ghost Molly, and Sam Huntington (Cavemen) is up for the role of werewolf Josh. Beautiful People‘s Ricky Mabe and Smallville‘s Aaron Ashmore had also tested for the werewolf part, but I’m told they’re no longer in the running.


Being Human revolves around three twentysomething roommates - named Mitchell, George, and Annie in the British version - who attempt to blend in despite, you know, being a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost.

It’s Three’s Company meets True Blood, and it’s a big bloody hit across the pond!


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| 21:15 EDT, 26 Jul, 2010
When I heard about the remake I got really excited! I loved the original pilot because of the Guy Flanagan version of Mitchell where he was a bit darker. But the recasting and slight changes to the current BBC version were also good, I love and hate the lighter tone. I hope that the Syfy writers are able to make this series great! I can't wait for the premier.

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