The BBC’s dramedy “Being Human,” about a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire sharing a flat and trying to lead normal lives, is so popular that is has been ripped off and turned into an American remake, which is set to premiere on SyFy January 17. The original is just about to go into its third season, and fans aren’t too pleased about its remake. I wrote about the new show over at Werewolves.com, and well, readers over there had lots of things to say about the remake – not good things. While some said they would give the new show a shot, most ranted about SyFy ripping off an awesome show. What do you guys think?
From SyFy’s press release:
“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.”
Check out the SyFy’s Being Human promo below:
I’ve never watched the original, tsk tsk I know, so all I can really say is that SyFy’s vampire is way sexier than BBC’s. Yeah, that’s all I’ve got.
What about you guys? Let us know in a comment below what you think of the remake. Are you a fan of the original? Will you give the new show a shot?