After giving the first few episodes a fairly positive review, unfortunately time got away from me and I haven’t stayed on top of SyFy’s new “original” series, the remake of the British imported Being Human. However, there’s good news for fans who have been more loyal and responsible than I have as Syfy has just announced that they’ve renewed the series for a second season. In addition, the series premiere was the networks’ most successful winter season scripted series launch in six years and apparently it has become the network’s most successful series with their female demographic.
If you haven’t followed the series, it focuses on three supernatural roommates, a vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), a ghost Sally Meaghan Rath) and a werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington), who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most “normal” humans could ever imagine. See the official press release after the jump.
Here’s the press release:
SYFY RENEWS BEING HUMAN FOR SECOND SEASON
Supernatural Drama is Syfy’s Most Female-Skewing Scripted Series Ever
NEW YORK – March 17, 2011 – Syfy is ordering a second season of its new hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Since the show’s January 17 launch, premiere episodes of Being Human have averaged 1.8 million viewers making it Syfy’s most successful winter season scripted series launch in 6 years. Also, with women comprising 53% of the total audience for premiere episodes, it is the channel’s most female-skewing scripted series ever.
Through its first nine weeks on Syfy, and including repeat broadcasts, Being Human has been seen by 19.1 million total unique viewers.
“’Being Human’ has proven to be a winner for Syfy on all fronts,” said Stern. “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!”
Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Mark Pellegrino and is a Muse Entertainment production in association with Zodiak USA. It is based on the acclaimed series, Being Human, created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of Zodiak Media Group.
In Being Human, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan (Witwer), ghost Sally (Rath) and werewolf Josh (Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most “normal” humans could ever imagine.
Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who are both writers/showrunners, and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series Producer and Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) is Co-Executive Producer.
Zodiak Rights hold worldwide rights to the new series.