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?