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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 – shirtless
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.
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?
What do you think?