Syfy’s all-new drama series Being Human, starring Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) has commenced production in Montreal, Canada. Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) is Director and Co-Executive Producer with Executive Producer Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth) and husband and wife Executive Producers/Writers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood). Muse Entertainment is producing 13 1-hour episodes for Syfy.
Being Human, a re-imagining of the acclaimed UK series created by Toby Whithouse, follows three paranormal, 20-something roommates living in Boston – vampire “Aidan” (Witwer), werewolf “Josh” (Huntington) and ghost “Sally” (Rath) – as they struggle to hide their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives and trying to be human. Mark Pellegrino plays Aidan’s charismatic but menacing vampire mentor “Bishop.”
The producer is Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking, The Phantom) of Muse Entertainment, the director of photography is Pierre Jodoin (The Last Templar, Secrets of the Mountain) and the production designer is Zoë Sakellaropoulo (The Last Templar, The Phantom).
The original UK series is produced by Touchpaper Television and executive produced by Rob Pursey. RDF Rights distributes the UK series and the format internationally as well as the new US series.
Muse Entertainment Enterprises, headed by President & CEO Michael Prupas, is a major Canadian independent film and television producer and the country’s leading service producer for international studios and networks. Muse Entertainment is known for bringing well-crafted, high-quality, award-winning productions with strong international appeal to big and small screens. Since 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films. Muse’s head office is located in Montreal. Muse has four production operations in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles.
I’m a big fan of the British series…they are really going to have to do a bang up job on this to get me to watch…can’t say it can’t be done…Syfy is pretty good at re-imagining shows…I just don’t want to see the same thing I’ve already seen. Thought with the ads being shown on Syfy they would have been a little farther along though.
Bronzethumb (from Australia) says
…okay, that’s an impressive cast.
But I’m still fundamentally opposed to the remake.
I am looking forward to it, but will be hardpressed to understand the American speech after watching 3 seasons of the UK version and their working-class English accents which is quite unique.
I only hope it will turn out better than Life on Mars. I loved the show on BBCA and was happy to hear it was coming states side only to be grossly disappointed.
I love the show,and I watch it every week.But I only just found this show about a month ago,so I hope they continue with this series for awhile,so I could catch up,Or if they have a listing for reruns,that would be great to know,so I could know how it started.