Things are about to get hairy for SyFy as the cable channel has just scooped up the Canadian original scripted werewolf series "Bitten".
The Hollywood Reporter is sharing that the NBCUniversal-owned cable network has acquired the first season of the new Canadian scripted series "Bitten" from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne). Season 1 of "Bitten," consisting of 13 one-hour episodes, will premiere on Syfy in 2014.
Based on the New York Times best-selling Women of the Otherworld novels by Kelley Armstrong, "Bitten" is an emotionally charged supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville," Ted) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence.
Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena (Vandervoort) has abandoned her Pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. When bodies start turning up in her Pack’s backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain. Torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that – when push comes to shove – she’ll stop at nothing to defend her Pack.
"Bitten" also stars Greg Bryk (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, "Rookie Blue:) as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt ("Alcatraz," "Durham County") as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene ("The Client List," "Wicked Wicked Games") as Elena’s current beau, Philip McAdams.
The series marks the latest Canadian import at Syfy as the cable network looks to firm up its lineup of original scripted programming for 2014. In addition to the second season of "Defiance", Syfy also will return "Continuum" and premiere Ron Moore's "Helix", among others.
Laura Vandervoort could bite me anytime!