Syfy has cancelled Being Human. When the series’ run concludes on April 7th, it will have produced four seasons and fifty-two episodes – sixteen more than the original series produced over five seasons.
Syfy’s Winter 2014 schedule gets off to a supercharged start when the two-hour premiere of Ronald D. Moore’s Helix infects the Friday, January 10th (10/9C) timeslot. Bitten, based on Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld books and starring Laura Vandervoort, sinks its fangs into the Syfy schedule on Monday, January 13th (10-9C). Opposite Worlds, a new reality series pits contestants against each other in a past vs. future competition beginning Thursday, January 21 (10/9C).
Returning dramas are Lost Girl (Monday, January 13th at 8/7C) and Being Human (Monday, January 13th at 9/8C); returning reality series are Face Off (Tuesday, January 14th at 9/8C) and Ghost Hunters (Wednesday, January 22nd at 9/8C).
Follow the jump for further details.
Alex was stuck in a box with a skull; Hal was in a bar locking the customers and staff in with him, and Tom was stocking up on weapons to kill a vampire. Things looked pretty grim heading to the series finale of the original Being Human (BBC America, Tonight, 10/9C) but don’t worry, they get worse!
Syfy continues to take it all to Comic-Con. For Comic-Con 2013, the network is wrapping a Helix showcase around the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel, adjacent to Comic-Con headquarters in the San Diego Convention Center – and hosting panels for five scripted series: the launch of the aforementioned Helix – with first-look clips, Defiance, Being Human, Haven and Warehouse 13. Cafe’ Defiance will make its second consecutive appearance as Syfy transforms Mary Jane’s Cafe’.
Syfy will also serve as the title sponsor of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Oscars of the comic book industry, for the second consecutive year.
For details, follow the jump to the official press release.
The final season of the original Being Human (BBC America, Saturdays, 10/9C) kicks off tonight with none of the original cast left after ghostly Annie saved the world and passed on in the season four finale. Her replacement as ghost roommate to Hal and Tom is Alex – Hal’s unfortunate would-be human girlfriend from the last three eps of season four – but though none of the original three remain, Being Human UK continues to display the wit, horror, comedy and drama that made it a fan favorite from the beginning. Plus, it has a cheekiness to it that the North American version has yet to find (maybe it’s a British thing…).
The original Being Human returns to BBC America for its fifth and finale season as part of the network’s Supernatural Saturday, July 13th at 10/9C. Although the cast has completely turned over since the series premiered, it’s still about a trio of supernaturals – Alex, a ghost; Tom, a werewolf, and Hal, a vampire – sharing a flat and trying to retain or regain their humanity.
For episode and character guides follow the jump to check out the official press release.
The original British Being Human’s final season and In the Flesh – a new take on the zombie drama – will be part of this summer’s continuation of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday. Being Human will premiere on June 8th at 10/9C) and In the Flesh will debut on August 3rd at 10/9C.
In the Flesh takes the approach that zombies can be rehabilitated back into society and is centered on zombie teenager Kieren Walker who is reunited with his family after having committed suicide four years prior.
Being Human has ghost Alex beginning to find her feet in her new life after death with werewolf Tom, and vampire Hal is finally about to be unchained.
For complete series descriptions from the official press release, follow the jump. Both shows are BBC America co-productions.
Sam Huntington of Being Human [Syfy, Mondays, 10/9C] is appearing as a guest judge on Face Off [Syfy, Wednesdays, 10/9C] this week, charged with helping judge an appropriate challenge – creating a makeup effect for the ravages of a werewolf attack.
Last Monday, Huntington talked with bloggers/journalists about the second season of Being Human and the opportunity to appear as an expert judge on Face Off. As usual, Huntington’s excitement and enthusiasm was infectious.
Many of Eclipse’s readers will remember Dichen Lachman for her stellar work as Sierra in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Now Lachman is returning to television as the new boss in Boston on tonight’s episode of Syfy’s Being Human [Mondays, 9/8C].
In a conference call on Friday, Lachman talked about her character, Suren’s past with Aidan and how the two will be affected by having to work together now; how Being Human has enabled her to be in a period piece, and why she feels she’s found a special niche for her talents in genre TV and movies.
In honor of the manner in which Syfy’s Being Human [Mondays, /89C] is departing from the Being Human UK map and striking of on its own, Stars Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer and Meaghan Rath took part in a conference call with a number of reporters/bloggers.
As with last season’s call, the unique chemistry the three share came through clearly – as did their somewhat off-center sense of humor. It short, everyone who took parts – at either end of the connection – had a lot of fun. Despite the ‘technical difficulties’ that caused a bit of a delay, the Q&A remains relevant because the trio didn’t just talk about second season premiere. Enjoy.