Syfy's David Howe Discusses U.S. Version of Being Human
In an interview with ifmagazine.com, Syfy president David Howe discussed the American version of the hit BBC series, Being Human (which, of course, is about a vampire, werewolf and ghost that share a London flat and are desperately trying to retain their humanity despite what they are).
According to Howe, the transition for the show hasn't been an easy one. "I think it's very difficult to adapt," he said. "I think it seems easy, but so much of that show depends on the chemistry and execution and otherwise it could really easily go off the rails. We hired some great writers and they are in the midst of adapting it and we're hoping to have it on the air in the summer.
"I think the biggest challenge," he added, "is how much do you take from it that's there. Where are you getting repetitive and derivative and how do you not retread? We talked a lot about the U.K. Office and the American Office. So we're about making it our own and yet holding on to what's great about the original."