What are the chances that if a vampire and a werewolf rent a house together they wind up with one that has a ghost haunting it? Well, apparently pretty good because that is the basis of one of my favorite shows right now, Being Human – a remake of the hit BBC show airing on SyFy.
Season 2 is about to premiere so I talked to the showrunners, Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver in a conference call about what we can expect to see. And apparently it’s some dark stuff. According the Carver, the underlying theme of the season revolves around the idea that, “each of the characters are being tempted by something that is leading them down a darker path.”
For our brooding vampire, Aidan (Sam Witwer) – and is there really any other kind of vampire besides the brooding kind? – life gets very complicated now that he is emerged in a whole new world of vampire politics. The queen of the vampires, known simply as “Mother” is in town and she has a task for Aidan – if you remember he killed Bishop (Mark Pelligrino) and moved up the vampire ladder at the end of last season – taking care of her daughter, Izumi (Dichen Lachman – Dollhouse). Izumi a troubled vampire who Mother hopes can shape up and lead the Boston territory. Aidan is also dealing with the arrival of the last vampire he turned, Henry (Kyle Schmid). Oh, and you know how I said Bishop is dead… well, that doesn’t stop him from coming back to the show in some form. Fricke and Carver were naturally very dodgy about saying how, but I bet it won’t be fun for Aidan.
Slightly neurotic werewolf, Josh (Sam Huntington), is anxiously awaiting the next full moon alongside his girlfriend, Nora (Kristen Hager). The thing is, Josh thinks Nora is nervous about it because now she knows she is dating a werewolf. What Josh doesn’t realize – he may be dating a werewolf as well. Josh scratched Nora the last time he turned, something she has failed to mention. As if that isn’t enough, Josh discovers a whole new gang of wolves and “more people from Josh’s past enter the picture in a surprising way,” says Carver. So, expect a lot of drama from the werewolf member of this roommate triangle!
And then there is Sally (Meaghan Rath), our ghost. At the end of last season she chose to not go through her door (the way ghosts leave this mortal coil and head to… wherever it is they go) in order to stay and help save Aidan. That choice naturally comes with a consequence or two including being faced with a lot of “spectral temptations” according to Carver. Sally also makes some new ghost friends. Actually, I shouldn’t say that, because as we’ve seen on this show in the past, meeting other “monsters” is not always a friendly experience. But new ghosts are around to deal with, nonetheless.
What does all this mean? It means that we are in for a lot of dark twists and turns when Season 2 of Being Human premieres Monday, January 16 at 9pm on SyFy! Be sure to tune in!
Written by Melissa Miller. Find her on Twitter @serrae
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