Those blokes in the UK seem to always be one step ahead of us when it comes to good TV. How many shows on our major networks right now are remakes of British series? Hopefully we’ll be picking up on this new horror trend hitting the UK shortly, too.
Word came down today about a new show that was just greenlit for six episodes for BBC Three called “Being Human”. The show follows the lives of some twenty-somethings who all have secret lives, a vampire, werewolf and ghost (!) to be specific, as they deal with their afflictions on top of the normal problems that face people in their 20s. From the sounds of it it’s like “90210” with monsters, which is all right with me.
The show was first seen in the UK in February as a 60-minute special during BBC Three’s drama pilot season, and the clamoring for a full series began almost immediately.
Veterans of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Chronicles” make up both the cast and the behind-the-scenes team, so there’s some built-in quality from the outset. You can read the entire press release over on BBC Three’s site for all the names involved, and keep it on Dread for updates on the series as it unfolds!
And for those of you in the U.S. reading this … GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY!
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