After months of speculation Syfy has finally unveiled cast photos, character descriptions, a full synopsis, and even a promo video for its redux of the British TV series “Being Human”, and we have to say it’s looking a lot more promising than we first thought … mostly due to two little words: Mark Pellegrino, who plays the charismatic but menacing Bishop.
The series premiere will be Monday, January 17, 2011, at 9/8c. Read on for all the details.
Synopsis: “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 one-hour episodes for Syfy.
Aidan: The Vampire (Sam Witwer) – Aidan has worked as a nurse in a hospital in Boston for the past several years. He likes working in a job where he can hopefully do some good and help people. He also finds comfort in laying people to rest, in helping them find the peace in death that he will never know.
Josh: The Werewolf (Sam Huntington) – Josh’s bright future was hijacked when he was turned into a werewolf and forced to abandon his family and the life he once knew with no explanation. He established a lonely existence on the fringes of society, escaping to the woods each full moon for his excruciating transformation into a werewolf. Then he met Aidan, whose friendship allowed the funny, neurotic, loyal Josh to re-emerge —- and with it, the prospect of a normal life. With Aidan’s help Josh secured a job as an orderly in the hospital. Though nothing close to the future he had in med school, Josh takes solace that at least he’s working in the medical profession.
Sally: The Ghost (Meaghan Rath) – Growing up, Sally was often forced to be tough, and as a result, she was a young woman who didn’t take a lot of flack. She thought of working at the UN or at the very least going to grad school. While in college, she fell in love with Danny, and they became engaged right after graduation. Sally and Danny moved into the townhouse now occupied by Josh and Aidan (and the ghost, Sally). In life Sally was vivacious, smart, funny, and driven. In death she is much the same, though her early demise finds her floundering for answers.
Bishop: The Ringleader (Mark Pellegrino) – He’s armed with power and knows how to use it. Bishop is above the law as Chief of Police and leader of a vicious vampire legion in Boston. And though his devoted cronies cater to his every whim, Bishop won’t rest until he’s able to lure Aidan back into his fold of thirsty blood hunters.