As a proud sci-fi geek, you'd think that Sam Witwer ( Smallville, Battlestar Galactica ) would jump at the chance to play Aidan, a sexy 257-year-old bloodsucker in Syfy's reworking of Being Human , the BBC hit about three supernatural roomies. As it turns out, not so much.... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Sam-Witwer-New-1027947.aspx?rss=breakingnews
There have been a lot of across-the-pond remakes in television ( The Office and Life on Mars , for example), and Being Human is the latest show to join those ranks. But the creator and stars of the show are making sure that their version (which premieres on SyFy on Monday, January 17) isn't perceived as just being a remake. Star Mark Pellegrino, who plays the vampire Bishop in the series, recently stated that he understands how fans of the original are feeling toward the upcoming remake. "I was one of those British version of The Office guys and I was so upset [with the NBC version], even though Ricky Gervais was in on the creative process," he said. "I understand completely." Read More.. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/maqqguv1BmE/44518
The American remake of BBC's Being Human may be good news for fans. Each season of the British show consisted of six episodes. Syfy is doing 13 episodes for the first season of its remake. Executive producer Jeremy Carver told the Television Critics Association today that he can give more time to the stories you loved from the BBC show. http://blastr.com/2011/01/can-the-new-being-human-t.php
Tackling the beloved original -- still airing in the UK and stateside on BBC America -- the producers and writers behind Syfy's "Being Human" adaptation are under close examination of how they'll make it their own. And apparently they're doing this by avoiding their source material. Executive producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke addressed reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, saying that they're really going for their own take. "We've actually only seen there first season," says Fricke, speaking for Carver and herself, "and I'd say we follow their trajectory for a few episodes."The first round of Syfy's "Being Human" comes in at 13 episodes, more than double the 6-episode run of the original. That extra space will be filled with new stories and arcs, and if they get an order beyond that, it will take them to uncharted territory."We made a point of not watching Season 2 when it aired on... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/syfy-being-human-cast-and-crew-havent-really-watched-british-version.html
This week kicks off with plenty of series premieres, including the long-anticipated US version of Skins, which airs at 10/9c after a special Monday edition of Jersey Shore! Also, don't forget the first episodes of Harry's Law on NBC and Being Human on Syfy! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c The Bachelor on ABC How I Met Your Mother on CBS House on FOX Chuck on NBC Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS 9/8c Two and a Half Men on CBS Lie To Me on FOX The Cape on NBC Greek on ABC Family Jersey Shore on MTV -- special night! Being Human on Syfy -- series premiere! 10/9c Hawaii Five-0 on CBS Harry's Law on NBC -- series premiere! Skins on MTV -- series premiere! What will you be watching?
The adaption of this British series premieres on Monday with back-to-back episodes, both of which will be recapped and reviewed in detail on TV Fanatic. What can fans expect from a living situation that places a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf under the same roof? It's less than a minute long, but the following sneak peek at "There Goes the Neighborhood" should at least give you an idea: Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/01/being-human-sneak-peek-series-premiere-clip/
Britain's supernatural roommate drama, "Being Human," reveals its official stateside makeover on Jan. 17 with the debut of the SyFy original of the same name. And Zap2it has an exclusive first look at the latest promo. "One of Them" shows just how hard it is to be a kindly vampire -- not that the werewolf or the ghost have it much easier. The series follows the three friends as they try to fit in with the world around them -- often to little success. (If you're not yet familiar with the series, the title is something of a joke.)What should really whet fans appetites here the tease of how the new version plans to handle the spooky graphics. There's vampire eyes, walk-through ghosts and even a hint of a werewolf transformation. Expect "Being Human" to go all out on the latter. Russell Tovey's grueling full moon change in the original is a tough act... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/being-human-promo-a-vampire-a-werewolf-and-a-ghost-walk-into-a-bar.html
Seemingly one of the busiest actors working in television, Mark Pellegrino has brought us some incredibly memorable characters. He was the mysterious Jacob on Lost, the diabolical Lucifer on Supernatural, and Rita’s abusive ex-husband Paul on Dexter. Soon he will be vampire leader and Boston cop Bishop on Syfy’s new series BEING HUMAN, the American take on the current UK hit series about a vampire, werewolf, and ghost trying to find their place in the world. To Read More Click Here.
Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire. BEING HUMAN — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Sam Huntington as Josh, Meaghan Rath as Sally, Sam Witwer as Aidan — Photo by: Jill Greenberg/_television/genres/syfy. Source & More Photos
SyFy is ready to tout their original programming for the New Year as 2010 comes to an end, but a remake of a British series doesn’t exactly scream "original" to me. That being said, the network has announced the premiere of the US version of the original BBC series Being Human on Monday, January 17th at 9/8c. The supernatural series follows the dynamic lives of three paranormal roommates: a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf and their difficulties with living double lives. Stepping into these new personalities won’t be easy, but they’re certainly up for the task and journey that lies ahead. Sam Witwer ( Smallville ), Meaghan Rath ( The Assistants ), Sam Huntington ( Superman Returns ) star in the series, and you can see them in a short trailer for the new series below. Source & Preview