Contrary to the way I tend to rant whenever I hear that one of my favorite shows/movies is being remade, I don't think all remakes are a bad idea. In fact, I think taking the premise of one story and going in a completely different direction with it can result in something pretty awesome. It's just that this so very rarely happens.
So when I heard that the Syfy Channel was remaking Being Human
, I wasn't entirely
furious...until it became clear that they'd just changed the names and dropped the Britishness but otherwise had reshot the entire pilot with far less endearing actors. Then
I was not pleased. And being me, I started casting (yes, this has been waiting to be posted since before the US show aired. Sorry it took me so long).
So think of this as what could have been. The premise is the same: a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost all live together and try to have a normal life, which proves difficult considering that their supernatural natures keep getting in the way. But that's where the similarities end.( cast here )