Syfy has given a series order to “Being Human,” based on the popular BBC format.
The British original, which has received exposure on BBC America, focuses on a group of three twentysomething roommates. They’re just like normal bickering roommates except that one’s a vampire, one’s a werewolf and one’s a ghost.
Syfy has ordered a 13-episode first season for “Being Human,” which will premiere in the summer of 2010 and be produced by RDF Media USA.
“We’ve loved this project and been tracking it for a while,” states Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president for original content and co-head of original content for Universal Cable productions. ‘Being Human’ definitely distinguishes itself as something new and different in a landscape filled with familiar supernatural fare. In adapting it, we intend to work closely with RDF to keep the wit, insight, and humor of the original, while opening up the series for a new audience.”
Adds Syfy President Dave Howe, “‘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.”
The Syfy press release makes no mention of the creative team behind the “Being Human” reboot, nor the involvement of original series creator Toby Whitehouse.