Update on Syfy’s Being Human Re-imagining

Update on Syfy's Being Human Re-imaginingAlthough most of what he says echoes statements made last January by Mark Stern, Syfy’s head of original programming (read that story here), in a recent interview Syfy president David Howe gave a teeny update on the channel’s redux of the excellent British TV show “Being Human”.

Other than reiterating that the husband/wife writing duo of Jeremy (“Supernatural”) Carver and Anna Fricke are “interesting” together and the plan is to get the series on the air this summer, Howe did indicate to iF Magazine that with regard to location, he thinks “it’s going to [be] East Coast because there’s something about that New England Boston sensibility that feels right for this, but we haven’t decided yet.

His remaining comments involve getting the chemistry right and turning the BBC series’ 6 episodes into 13 or even 22 eps as follows: “The biggest challenge is how much do you take from it that’s there. Where are you getting repetitive and derivative, and how do you not retread? We talked a lot about the UK OFFICE and the American OFFICE. So we’re about making it our own and yet holding on to what’s great about the original.

Keep it here for more as we await confirmation of the air date and, especially, casting news.

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  • Avid Fan

    The only way, aside from good story telling, of keeping the show’s original appeal is to cast the right people, not the pretty people or the name brand people, but good convincing characters. This show is all about damage control to them selves and others.