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Syfy Announces Premiere Date For US Being Human

Fans of the BBC America original series Being Human won’t have to wait much longer before they can see how the American version measures up: Syfy has announced a January premiere for their adaptation.

The American version of the British series about a werewolf, vampire and ghost sharing an apartment will debut on Syfy on Monday, January 17th at 9pm. The channel explains the set-up like this:

In Syfy’s new original series Being Human, leading normal lives is a lot harder than it looks for three paranormal roommates – vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they try their best to be human while navigating the complexities of living double lives. Mark Pellegrino (Lost) co-stars as Bishop, Aidan’s charismatic but menacing vampire mentor.

The series is filled with familiar faces to genre fans. In addition to Lost and Supernatural‘s Pellegrino, Sam Witwer had a stint in Smallville and Sam Huntington has appeared in Human Target and Veronica Mars, as well as movies Superman Returns, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and Fanboys.

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  • E. Travis

    Why did this need to be Americanized, exactly? Why not get the license to broadcast the UK version on Syfy, and milk the hell out of it?

  • Rmansperger

    Really can’t say that I’m looking forward to an Americanized version of the series. The original show is just too freaking good.

  • demoncat_4

    sci fi could have saved time and money by just working out a deal to import and air the original version of being human. but will still give the remake a try.

  • Seraph77

    You know what the Americans are like with accents, they would have to subtitle the UK version.

  • Clem

    All I can think about when I see that picture is – Mitchell, George and Annie could totally f*** these guys up in a fight. Maybe it’s something to do with being British.

    Oh, and they totally missed the point with the vampire mentor character. He’s not supposed to be some big buff intimidating sort. The beauty of Herrick was that he’s simultaneously the least frightening, yet most frightening person. When you see this little tiny bobby on the beat, stopping in for a cup of tea, you don’t think twice. But then he could just as easily rip your throat out. By casting Pellegrino, who’s already played freakin Lucifier, they’re playing into the laziest genre stereotype possible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.schmitt#!/ David R. Schmitt

    Really not excited for this, the original is just so good. There isn’t an American Doctor Who is there?

  • Valentinavettore

    THAT IS A LIE BEING HUMAN IS ENGLISH!!!!! AND ITS A STUPID IDEA IT WON’T BE AS GOOD AS THE ENGLISH VERSION THE ORIGINAL VERSION SO THEY SHOULD GIVE UP BEFORE THEY START BECAUSE IT WILL BE A WASTE OF MONEY COS I WATCH A WHOLE LOT OF TV AND I WONT BE WATCHING!!!!! (MITCHELL AND GEORGE LOOK NOTHING LIKE THEM AT LEAST ANNIE LOOKS ALRIGHT)

  • Valentinavettore

    i know u r right this version will suck they can stick it down the toilet i aint givin this any of my friggin chances

  • Beow101

    Dude. It has nothing to do with being British. George, Annie and Mitchell could just destroy these guys.

    The real beauty of the original is that these are normal people who are living under extraordinary circumstances. The Americans don’t look like normal people. They look like they’re posing. Which is what they’re doing, posing as much better actors who are in the original.

    Besides, Annie is sooooo much hotter than this Sally chick.

  • Beow101

    “Sally” is no Annie.