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'Being Human' Will Try Being American on Syfy

by Bryan Enk, posted Oct 29th 2009 4:33PM

Have you heard this one? A vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf walk into a bar, and they say, "Hey, this isn't England!"

No joke -- the hit BBC series 'Being Human' will soon transform by the light of the full moon into an American series on Syfy. The original British series, which chronicles the misadventures of three attractive twentysomething roommates who also happen to be creatures of the night, ran for an initial six-episode run on digital channel BBC Three before being picked up for a second run on BBC One. It will return for a second season in early 2010.

Have you heard this one? A vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf walk into a bar, and they say, "Hey, this isn't England!"

No joke -- the hit BBC series 'Being Human' will soon transform by the light of the full moon into an American series on Syfy. The original British series, which chronicles the misadventures of three attractive twentysomething roommates who also happen to be creatures of the night, ran for an initial six-episode run on digital channel BBC Three before being picked up for a second run on BBC One. It will return for a second season in early 2010.

Meanwhile, back on American shores, this is actually Syfy's second run-in with these monsters. The BBC originally pitched the pilot script to the network a couple of years ago when it was looking to bring in Syfy as a co-producer. Syfy passed but is now jumping at the chance to do a version for American audiences. No word on casting yet, but the network is eyeing a launch in either summer or fall 2010, possibly as a companion piece to Syfy's hit series 'Sanctuary.'

Now matter how the Syfy version turns out, we're forced to admit that a British werewolf will always have the advantage over an American werewolf -- as London gets its full moons a full five hours before the East Coast.

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