Posts Tagged ‘Vampire’

Being Human Returns To BBC America In July

May 6, 2010

Being Human's Russell Tovey (George), Aidan Turner (Mitchell) and Lenora Crichlow (Annie). Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

THE highly anticipated second season of BBC America’s co-production, Being Human, premieres this July. Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell, the three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. 

After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of season one, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking within the very human world of which they want to be a part. Unbeknown to the trio, the mysterious Professor Jaggat (Lyndsey Marshal) and her cold-hearted colleague Kemp (Donald Sumpter) – religious zealots who have discovered the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts – are determined to carry out brutal experiments and destroy them. 

While Professor Jaggat and Kemp plot behind the scenes, werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact the he has Herrick’s blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease an out of control vampire world – can he find a way to lead by example? 

Being Human first premiered on BBC America last July and quickly won over fans, with a sold out crowd at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. The Los Angeles Times said it, “has not only avoided any sci-fi Three’s Company comparisons, but wound up with a compelling, self-aware and funny story line. Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import,” while The New York Times noted that, “all three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious, it’s witty in an offhand, understated way.” 

The Being Human: Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray is available from July 20th. It features all six episodes along with over an hour of bonus material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, video diaries and character profiles. The entire first season is also currently available on iTunes and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Season two of Being Human premieres Saturday, July 24th, directing following the Doctor Who season finale. 

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BBC America Acquires New Seasons of Being Human

February 15, 2010

The UK's unlikeliest of roommates - George (Russell Tovey), Mitchell (Aiden Turner) and Annie (Lenora Crichlow). Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

BBC America has announced the acquisition of two new U.S. premiere seasons of the BBC America co-production, Being Human. The show’s highly anticipated second season will premiere in late summer, with the third season following shortly.  

George, the werewolf...Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

Being Human premiered on the channel in July 2009 and quickly won over fans, with a sold-out crowd at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Los Angeles Times said it, “has not only avoided any Sci-Fi Three’s Company comparisons, but wound up with a compelling, self-aware and funny story line. Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import.” Meanwhile, The New York Times noted that, “all three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious. It’s witty in an offhand, understated way.”  

Annie, the ghost...Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell, the three twentysomethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of season one, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking within the very human world of which they want to be a part.  

And Mitchell, the vampire...Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

Werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact the he has Herrick’s blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Meanwhile, turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease the vampire world, but can he find a way to lead by example?  

The entire first season of Being Human is currently available on iTunes and Xbox LIVE Marketplace.  

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This Week On Demons – 01 – 23 – 10

January 23, 2010

Mina (Zoe Tapper) must deal with the surprise return of an old acquaintance this week on Demons. Photo copyright of Sony

SPOILER ALERT!! – Galvin (Philip Glenister) grows suspicious when the reappearance of Quincey, a bad boy vampire from Mina’s (Zoe Tapper) past, prompts a change in her behavior. Mina confesses that Quincey is back. He has come for her and wants her to give into her half-blood heritage. Galvin reassures her that he, of all people, understands – but they both know that sentiment has no place in the smiting game. One thing’s for sure – a battle of epic proportions is in the offing. Suckers airs Saturday, January 23rd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

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This Week On Demons – 01 – 16 – 10

January 16, 2010

Galvin (Philip Glenister) center, takes on a "demon" from his past, physically and mentally, this week on Demons. Photo copyright of Sony

SPOILER ALERT!! – Galvin (Philip Glenister) lets his emotions get the better of him when his wife’s murderer, Mr. Tibbs (Kevin McNally), arrives in town. Hell bent on revenge and with no regard for his own safety, Galvin arms himself to the hilt. Embarking on what amounts to little more than a suicide mission, he attempts to break into the hideous rat man’s lair alone to exact his dreamt of retribution. But Galvin, blinded by his emotions has played straight into Mr. Tibbs’ hands…Saving Grace airs Saturday, January 16th @ 9:00 p.m. EST on BBC America.

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This Week On Demons – 01 – 02 – 10

January 2, 2010

Fledgling vampire hunter Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) and his mentor, Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister), make their U.S. debut in Demons. Photo copyright of Sony

SPOILER ALERT!! Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) is your average teenager, until his dead father’s best friend, Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister), turns up. Galvin has come to tell Luke his secret identity – he is the real-life great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Luke is set to inherit the family mantle as a warrior against the supernatural entities swarming the Earth. Unfortunately, powerful half-life, Gladiolus Thrip (Mackenzie Crook) is standing in his way. They Bite, the season premiere of Demons, airs Saturday, January 2nd @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

Ruby (Holiday Grainger) has an uncomfortable get-together with Gladiolus Thrip (Mackenzie Crook). Photo copyright of Sony

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Demons Comes To BBC America

December 2, 2009

Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister, front) leads the fight against the forces of darkness in Demons. His team includes (L-R) Ruby (Holiday Grainger), Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) and Mina Harker (Zoe Trapper). Photo copyright of ITV

THE battle against the dark underworld of half-lives, monsters and inhumans lies deep beneath the streets of modern-day London in the U.S. premiere of Demons. This contemporary spin on the character of Van Helsing features Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) as an average teenager, but with the arrival of his dead father’s best friend Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), Luke’s life is about to be flipped upside down. Galvin is a straight-talking, headstrong American who has come to tell Luke his secret destiny – he’s the real-life great-great grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Luke’s destined to inherit the family mantle as a warrior in the coldest of wars against the supernatural entities behind every myth and legend from vampires to werewolves and all things that go bump in the night. Demons premieres Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America

Christian Cooke as our young hero, Luke Rutherford. Photo copyright of ITV

Just another day (or night) on the job for Luke and company. Photo copyright of ITV

Richard Wilson as Father Simeon. Photo copyright of ITV

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Geraint Wyn Davies Hosts Forever Knight Marathon

November 20, 2009

THIS year, Chiller counts down to Thanksgiving with back-to-back evening marathons of the classic vampire series Forever Knight, featuring star Geraint Wyn Davies’ favorite episodes. The actor will host the marathon in all-new, never-before-seen interstitials, offering behind-the-scenes scoops on one of television’s most beloved cult hits. It all begins Tuesday, November 24th @ 8 p.m. and continues Wednesday, November 25th @ 8 p.m. on Chiller!

Chiller, the recently-launched channel from NBC Universal, is the only network devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. The channel’s eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes classic drama and anthology series (Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, Nightmare Cafe), international programming (Spine Chillers, Strange) and a broad offering of films, including feature-length premieres on the first Friday of each month. Chiller is currently available in nearly 34 million homes. To learn more, visit www.chillertv.com

Re-Imagined Being Human Comes To Syfy

October 29, 2009

THE Syfy Channel has ordered 13 episodes of Being Human from RDF Media USA, it was announced today by Dave Howe, President, Syfy, and Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF Media USA. Being Human will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2010. The series is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original. Three twentysomething 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 and executive produced by Rob Pursey.

Being Human is a smart, contemporary, young and imaginative series that reflect 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 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.”

Adds Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF Media USA, “We’re incredibly proud of our British series and had a tremendous amount of interest in adapting the project for the States. With Syfy’s unwavering passion and dedication for the show, we’re confident it can be as successful here as it is in the UK.”

This Week On Being Human – 08 – 29 – 09

August 29, 2009
Our roomies, Mitchell (Aidan Turner), George (Russell Tovey) and Annie (Lenora Crichlow), face an uncertain future together in the season one finale of Being Human. Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

Our roommates, Mitchell (Aidan Turner), George (Russell Tovey) and Annie (Lenora Crichlow), face an uncertain future together in the season one finale of Being Human. Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Vampire Mitchell is in the hospital following an almost-fatal attack on his doorstep. He does not want his friends involved in the inevitable showdown with his lethal attackers, but Annie bravely decides that she cannot just stand by without doing anything. But George is faced with a huge dilemma. Should he try to help Mitchell or should he flee and try to start a normal life with his girlfriend? He has to choose between his friends and his lover. He knows Mitchell will need all the help he can get, but the lure of a normal human life is so strong. Episode six of season one airs  on Saturday, August 29th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

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This Week On Being Human – 08 – 22 – 09

August 21, 2009
L-R: Mitchell (Aiden Turner), a vampire, George (Russell Tovey), a werewolf, and Annie (Lenora Crichlow), all share a house along with the desire to "fit in" like everyone else in Being Human. Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

L-R: Mitchell (Aidan Turner), a vampire, George (Russell Tovey), a werewolf, and Annie (Lenora Crichlow), all share a house along with the desire to "fit in" like everyone else in Being Human. Photo copyright of Touchpaper Television and the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – The end of Mitchell’s (Aidan Turner) friendship with Bernie has pushed him back towards the vampire fold. He learns that the vampires are starting a mass conversion – they will only feed from people who want to be vampires themselves. But the truth is much darker than Mitchell could have ever dreamed. Meanwhile, George (Russell Tovey) is trying to hide his identity from his now-girlfriend, and Annie (Lenora Crichlow) is crumbling in her attempts to avenge Owen (Greg Chillin), who still has a firm hold on her emotions.  Episode five of season one airs Saturday, August 22nd @ 9 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

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