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syfy Syfy Acquires Werewolf Drama 'Bitten'

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TORONTO / LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2013) - Space, in association with Entertainment One (eOne), is proud to announce that its upcoming original drama series BITTEN has been licensed for U.S. broadcast to Syfy. The deal was conducted by leading independent studio eOne. The first season of the 13-episode, one-hour series premieres in 2014.

Based on the New York Times best-selling Women of the Otherworld novels by Canadian author Kelley Armstrong, BITTEN is an emotionally charged thriller starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) as Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf, as well as Greg Bryk (A History Of Violence, Rookie Blue) as Pack Alpha Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt (Alcatraz, Durham County) as Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene (The Client List, Wicked Wicked Games) as Philip McAdams.

"BITTEN is a fantastic blend of supernatural action, intense thrills, smouldering drama and a tortured love story that artfully adapts characters beloved for more than a decade by millions of readers around the world," said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy. "It's an excellent complement to our roster of programming and we cannot wait to share Elena, her Pack and their stories with the Syfy audience."

"Our partners at No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne have brought to life a sexy and suspenseful new series and we are delighted Syfy has found it equally as compelling for their audience," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "With a strong female lead at its core, we know audiences on both sides of the border will be rabid followers of BITTEN."

Commented Carrie Stein, eOne Television, EVP, Global Production, "The eOne team responded enthusiastically to BITTEN because it's a strong genre piece with a unique premise - the first female werewolf in a pack of men! It's a sexy, action-packed drama with a love triangle at the center - all very appealing to the global audience!"

Space brought BITTEN into development with No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment in early 2011, before being ordered to series in August of 2012. eOne joined as production partners before the series went to camera in spring of 2013. BITTEN was shot over a five month period in-studio and on location in Toronto, Hamilton, and Cambridge, ON. Production wrapped in August 2013. Brad Turner (HOMELAND), John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK), T.J. Scott (SPARTACUS), and Andy Mikita (STARGATE UNIVERSE) are among the many notable directors on board for the first season. Writers on the series include Wil Zmak (Motive), Will Pascoe (Orphan Black), Denis McGrath (Continuum), Karen Hill (THE L.A. COMPLEX), and Daegan Fryklind (MOTIVE) and Grant Rosenberg (THE LISTENER), who are also Executive Producers and Co-Showrunners for BITTEN.

As someone who spent much of her childhood in the foster system, Elena (Vandervoort) had always craved a "normal" life and thought she finally found it with her boyfriend Clayton Danvers (Holt). But the secret life he kept from her ended up changing her own life forever. With one bite, Elena was forced to survive within the Pack as a werewolf. Still craving the normal life she lost, Elena takes refuge in Toronto working as a photographer and dating a new man. Hiding her werewolf existence from her ad-exec boyfriend Phillip McAdams (Greene), Elena is pulled back into her former life when bodies turn up in the backwoods of Stonehaven, the rural mansion that has been home to the Pack for generations. Caught between two worlds and two loves, Elena returns to Stonehaven out of duty, offering her support to Clay's surrogate father and leader of the Pack Jeremy Danvers (Bryk). But once back in the fold, Elena realizes that when push comes to shove she'll stop at nothing to defend and protect her Pack.

BITTEN is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Executive producers include J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, Patrick Banister and John Barbisan for Hoodwink Entertainment and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O'Brien for eOne. Daegan Fryklind and Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and Co-Showrunners. Many of the notable directors this season include, Brad Turner (HOMELAND), John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK), T.J. Scott (SPARTACUS), and Andy Mikita (STARGATE UNIVERSE). eOne will introduce BITTEN for international buyers at the upcoming MIPCOM Television Market, Cannes, France in October 2013.

http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/09/syfy-acquires-werewolf-drama-bitten.html

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Ooooooh I LOVE Kelley Armstrong's books, I can see the characters in the actors they've chosen. Lets hope they do the books justice  :D

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Another show for Syfy to ruin. Sigh.

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This looks good. I want a vampire or Werewolf TV series that isn't about teen romance. I will keep an eye out for this. 

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This looks good. I want a vampire or Werewolf TV series that isn't about teen romance. I will keep an eye out for this. 

 

 

 

There is always being human 

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marathon-ed the first 3 episodes and I agree, Damien. This show is so boring that Laura's hotness might not make it tolerable. :/

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Eek sounds like it was bad and I was looking forward to this too, should I bother watching it?

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hmm, vampire/werewolf is becoming almost as saturated on TV as Zombies are in games.  

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enjoy the episodes, it doesn't disappoint  :)

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Eek sounds like it was bad and I was looking forward to this too, should I bother watching it?

There is nothing really redeeming other then Laura but then her scene is a body double anyway so :rofl:

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I kind of like the show.... It has that kind of 'ye olde' sound to it.... but yeah I agree vampire shows are starting to be way too common

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It's a shame the show is utter tripe and Laura is a body double in nude scenes :(

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There's something about werewolves i dont quite like, ive never enjoyed any movies/tv series including werewolves, this looks just as bad..

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There's something about werewolves i dont quite like, ive never enjoyed any movies/tv series including werewolves, this looks just as bad..

Yeah it's really not good, I think the era of vamps and wolfs are ending in terms of television serials (except for Strain but that's not exactly vamps)

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Oh good, I didn't think I'd like Bitten as films are NEVER as good as the books but I quite enjoyed it. Glad there's going to be a 2nd series.

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