The Canadian Being Human Cast…What Do You Think?

Y’all know how I feel about North American versions of UK shows, but I wanted to take your pulse on the new remake of Being Human. The Canadian version of the series has been cast and is currently shooting in Montreal.

Sam Witwer (Smallville) takes on the vampire role currently played in the British version by Aidan Turner. Witwer is a hottie, no doubt, but he clearly doesn’t have Turner’s alluring Irish smolder. And can Witwer please stop shaving his chest? We like our bloodsuckers hirsute.


Sam Witwer


Sam Witwer – shirtless


Aidan Turner


Aidan Turner – shirtless

Meaghan Rath has been cast as the ghost. The producers of the show get credit for selecting a woman of color in the role, honoring Lenora Crichlow‘s mixed-race heritage. (Yes, I know the very white Andrea Riseborough played the role in the pilot, but diversity is much appreciated.) Let’s just hope that Rath can come within an inch of Crichlow’s level of charisma, which is simply off the charts.


Meaghan Rath


Lenora Crichlow

Sam Huntington steps into Russell Tovey‘s shoes as the werewolf. It’s probably the toughest role to pull off in the show, and Tovey navigates George’s moods and transformations masterfully. Can Huntington, who played Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns a few years back, approach the role with the same bravery?


Sam Huntington


Russell Tovey

What do you think?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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