Syfy Channel has picked up its newest original drama, Being Human, for a second season. The network made the announcement today, calling the series about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost who live together its “most female-skewing scripted series ever.”
It’s also Syfy’s most successful winter premiere since 2005’s Battlestar Galactica, pulling in a weekly average of 1.8 million viewers so far. (This likely includes DVR-delayed viewers.) Women make up 53 percent of that — definitely a number worth bragging about for a science fiction series.
“Being Human has proven to be a winner for Syfy on all fronts,” said Mark Stern, Syfy’s President of Original Content. “Using the original format as inspiration, showrunners / writers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke — along with a superlative team of writers, cast, and production — have created an amazing, compelling series in its own right. We can’t wait to watch Aidan, Josh and Sally continue their struggle to be human in the second season!”
The show is a remake of a popular U.K. series, which just finished its third season on BBC3.
There are 13 episodes in the first season of the show. Syfy didn’t specify any change in that for Season Two.
The announcement comes on the heels of Syfy’s decision to renew SFX make-up reality show Face Off for a second season, after it garnered over 1.4 million viewers each week.
New episodes of Being Human continue to air on Monday nights at 9 p.m., ahead of Stargate Universe at 10 p.m. (9 Central) The season finale of Being Human airs on Monday, April 11.
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