Syfy will help a ghost, a vampire and werewolf to be human in its new series next summer.
The NBC Universal service has ordered 13 episodes of Being Human from RDF Media USA. The re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original is scheduled to debut in the U.S. in summer 2010
Three 20-something roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives. The original UK series is produced by RDF subsidiary Touchpaper Television.
"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," said Syfy president Dave Howe in making the announcement.
Mark Stern, executive vice president, original content for Syfy and co-head, original content for Universal Cable Productions added, "We've loved this project and been tracking it for a while. 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."