America has been adapting British television shows for as long as we can remember, and the tradition continues with the new SyFy series “Being Human.” It’s based on the BBC production of the same name that features an interesting trio of roommates that includes a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf. The show debuted on Monday, January 17, and audiences finally got to see if the remake is worthy enough to share the “Being Human” name.
One of the actors on the show is Sam Witwer, who plays the hot and sexy vampire Aidan. He’s 200 years old and trying desperately to keep himself from killing humans. Witwer recently spoke to the folks over at Collider about his new gig, and opened up about whether or not he thinks fans of the original will be receptive to the SyFy version.
“It would be nice to say that we can count on the British audience coming over to us, but I don’t think we can,” he explained. “I just don’t think they’re going to readily accept it that quickly. [Fans are] going to see people playing… versions of the characters that they know and love, and they’re going to have a hard time accepting that.”
He has a point. The original “Being Human” has already been on for years and it’s going to be hard for people to make that switch considering they’re already invested in other versions of the characters. If you saw the show last night, what did you think? Are you willing to give it a chance?
Does the U.S. version of Being Human live up to the British version? What did you think of the show?