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Being Human US promises new take from UK version for season 2

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Written by : published Monday 4th April 2011

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SyFy’s American version of the UK hit series Being Human is off to a great start in the United States and has drawn a huge fan base with women ranging in age from 18-49.  The show premiered on January 17, 2011 and focuses on the lives of vampire Aidan (played by Sam Witwer), werewolf Josh (played by Sam Huntington) and ghost Sally (played by Meaghan Rath).  The three unlikely friends live together in Boston where they discover the true meaning of being human as well as the difficulties each faces trying to overcome their challenges to accept who, or what, they are.

As the show has been well received during its first season, SyFy announced the series has been renewed and also revealed they will stray from the UK version in season two.  Though the US version features characters with different names from its British counterpart, the first season has been quite similar to the UK program.  One of the most noticeable tidbits that link the US version to the UK is that in the UK version, the vampire character is John Mitchell, played by Aidan Turner, who announced he will be leaving the series to work on the film The Hobbit. The US version paid homage to Turner by naming the US vampire Aidan.  The choice seems all the more fitting in light of Turner’s departure.

President of Original Content, SyFy and Co Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions Mark Stern released a statement regarding Being Human’s success.  He stated, “Being Human has proven to be a winner for SyFy on all fronts.  Using the original format as inspiration, showrunners/writers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke - along with a superlative team of writers, cast, and production - have created an amazing, compelling series in its own right. We can't wait to watch Aidan, Josh and Sally continue their struggle to be human in the second season!"

You may see the first episodes of Being Human US in the video players below.

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