Mar 30, 2011

Syfy's BEING HUMAN Cast Gets More Human Than Human

A vampire, werewolf and ghost living together sounds like the makings of a reality show from the future or some sort of alternate universe. In our reality, though, it is one of the Syfy channels newest scripted series, Being Human.

To fans’ delight, it was recently announced that the hit show would be getting a second season on the cable network. Based on the popular BBC television show of the same name, Being Human follows cast members Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath, as they share an house and attempt to pass themselves off as normal humans.

The actors, along with Mark Stern, President of Original Programming at Syfy, made an appearance at New York City’s Paley Center for a preview screening of this week's episode as well as a Q&A with the cast. I spoke with the vampire, werewolf, ghost trio and found out what it’s like to take on those particular roles.

Read the interview at Newsarama!

3 comments:

borky said...

Maybe he's better suited for the US market, but Sam Witwer reminds me too much of Angel from the Buffy series.

So far, he's menacing in an icy monolithic kind of way, whereas Aidan Turner comes across as someone who knows whenever he looses control he turns to nitro glycerine and even one bead of sweat on his brow could destroy everyone he loves and hates - this latest British series was a tour de force from him.

CDerosby said...

I really like this show and it's quickly made its way to my list of favorite shows for the year. Admittedly I can't compare to the original show as I haven't seen it, but I've never been a huge fan of Brit imports. I understand why SciFi (I refuse to spell it correctly) chose to not air the original, I just wish fans of BBC America weren't so brutal on the show for that one reason. That seems to be the one big bone of contention everyone seems to have...that it's a remake. Not that it's bad, or the casting was f-ed up, or the writing was sub-par. Just that it's Americanized. And before somebody crawls up my arse about it, I'm aware there are a few constructive comments about it, but the bulk of what I've read on FB, on blogs, on SF.com, etc... have consisted of people posting "SciFi (:P) shouldn't have remade it, they should have shown the original. This sucks"

Tara Maya said...

I've seen both, and I was prepared to hate it for being a remake. Turns out, I love it. It's cool because I enjoyed both versions, and it's like I get to watch a series I love all over again, but for the first time. Also, if I ever wanted to know how it would be different to be a ghost, werewolf and vampire in Bristol vs Boston (and who hasn't wondered that?), now I know.

The British series went too dark for my taste by Season 3 and I'm hoping the SyFy channel will end on a more American (read: happy) note.

Tara Maya
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