Being Human getting remade for Syfy

The Beeb’s supernatural series gets exported.

being_human_gen_1280x960Hit BBC show Being Human is set to get the US remake treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Syfy has put in the order for 13 episodes, which will air as early as summer 2010. This deal comes after the original series’ production house, RDF Media USA, was faced with numerous offers from a range of networks. Syfy’s president, Dave Howe, said the following about this acquisition:

“We’ve always been keen on vampires and werewolves, and we loved the originality of Being Human, the fact that the fantastical creatures in it are very young, accessible and charming,” he said before declaring that the show would not “slavishly replicate the British version.”

Created by Toby Whithouse, Being Human centres on a werewolf, vampire and ghost all of whom become housemates. This premise naturally sees the trio embarking on all kinds of adventures from their Bristol homestead. Originally airing on BBC Three, the show was successful enough to make the leap onto BBC One. A second series of the show is already underway.