Muse Entertainment has begun production in Montreal of the second season of the hit sci-fi series Being Human. The 13-episode series is about three paranormal roommates and stars Sam Witwer (Smallville, CSI), Meaghan Rath (Prom Wars, 18 to Life) and Sam Huntington (Fanboys, Superman Returns. Dichen Lachman (Doll House, Torchwood) joins the cast this season playing a reclusive, centuries-old, vampire royal.
Being Human became an instant hit for US network Syfy when it premiered in January 2011, averaging 1.8 million viewers, and making it Syfy’s most successful, winter-season, scripted series launch in 6 years. In Canada, the debut was the most successful new series launch in winter/spring for SPACE since 2005.
Being Human explores what it means to be human through the eyes of its supernatural outsiders: Aidan (Witwer), a vampire, Sally (Rath), a ghost and Josh (Huntington), a werewolf. By turns frightening, witty, and romantic, the characters struggle on with their double lives, while trying to appear normal.
Based on the highly popular UK series produced by Touchpaper Television, Being Human is produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Zodiak Media, for Syfy and for SPACE in Canada. Zodiak Rights distributes the series around the world.
Executive Producers of the series are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who are both writers/showrunners, Adam Kane (Heroes, Pushing Daisies), Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series Producer. Pierre Jodoin is Director of Photography and Zoe Sakellaropoulo is Production Designer. Adam Kane and Paolo Barzman (The Last Templar, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) are directing the first three episodes. Directors for the other episodes will be announced later.