Syfy sure loves it some Canada, or at least the country's television series. The cable network currently airs two dramas imported from the land of moose and hockey, those being 'Lost Girl' and 'Continuum.' Both have proven to be big successes for the channel, and Syfy surely hopes that their newest Canadian acquisition makes for a "howling" good time.
Yes, that cheap pun means we're talking about a werewolf show. 'Bitten' is based on a 2001 novel by author Kelley Armstrong, which serves as the first book in her "Women of the Otherworld" series. The stunningly gorgeous Laura Vandervoort ('V,' 'Smallville,' and Syfy's own 'Haven') stars as Elena Michaels, the only known female lycanthrope on Earth. Elena never wanted to be a werewolf, and decides to leave her pack for a new life in a new city. That is until bodies start piling up in her pack's territory, causing a reluctant Elena to return out of loyalty to her former leader.
'Bitten's 13-episode debut season was originally scheduled to premiere in fall 2013 on Canada's Space channel, but has since been pushed back to early 2014. No word yet on if the series will air simultaneously in both countries, but Syfy has confirmed that American viewers will indeed get to check out the first season at some point next year. If I had to make a prediction, I'd say Syfy will probably air 'Bitten' during the summer. It just strikes me as something that they would program during that time period. Then again, I've never claimed to be Nostradamus.