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U.S. 'Being Human' heading to United Kingdom


An American program that is based off a United Kingdom program is heading to the U.K.

Do not be confused, dear reader. It is simpler than it sounds. UKTV, a digital pay-tv operator, has signed a deal to bring the U.S. version of Being Human to United Kingdom audiences. The series is based on BBC 3's Being Human and airs in the USA on Syfy. 

The series features three roommates who live in Boston and try to live normal lives, despite the fact that they are a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire, respectively.  The original BBC series started with the same concept, but with its cast residing in Totterdown, Bristol.

BBC Worldwide owns UKTV, in partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive. They signed the deal with Zodiak Rights to bring the show to the United Kingdom, to air on UKTV's flagship station, Watch.

Three seasons of Being Human have been completed of the American version. Steve Hornsey, the general manager of Watch, says the series dark tone is a "perfect fit" for the channel.

I have never seen either version of Being Human, but it sounds like an interesting way for U.K. viewers to compare the two programs. I am not generally impressed with anything Syfy does – how do you feel? Which version is better?

- Being Human (US)

Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 24th, 2013, 9:57 am

Images courtesy of Syfy.


Message Posted On Apr 3rd, 2013, 6:58 pm
I usually always prefer the original UK series to the US remake of a show, but in this case I have to admit I have been loving the US version. The UK series went downhill after Mitchell's departure but I found once the US version got past the similarities of the UK first season and branched off in its own direction, it has become incredibly compelling. The cast all have great chemistry together too.

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Message Posted On Jan 25th, 2013, 6:07 am

UK it's too much better. No comparations. But the US version learned to walk on her own legs since second season. So each on IS really each one.

The vampire of US is to much sexy and raw, and the wolf (all the pack) of UK it's to much funny and lovely.

Here, Brazil, I watch on Multishow (UK séries) and Sony Spin (US version). 


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Message Posted On Jan 24th, 2013, 9:13 pm

"... airs in North America on Syfy"


That should be "... airs in the USA on Syfy".  It airs on Space in Canada.



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Message Posted On Jan 24th, 2013, 11:20 am

The first season of Being Human (US) is nearly a play by play of BH UK, so it won't have much of a replay value for existing UK audiences. Andin later seasons, both have diverted and have had universe altering events, so a cross-over isn't likely.

Early seasons of the UK version have an existential angst that didn't make it into the US version. Both have a different flavor, and can find their niche.

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