Syfy ordered a second season of its hit supernatural drama "Being Human" today.
Since the show's Jan. 17 premiere, "Being Human" has become the network's most successful winter season scripted series launch in six years, averaging 1.8 million viewers. And it's the channel's most female-skewing scripted series ever. Women comprise 53 percent of the total audience for premiere episodes.
"Being Human has proven to be a winner for Syfy on all fronts," said Mark Stern, president of original content, Syfy and co-head of original content, Universal Cable Productions. "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!"
"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Mark Pellegrino, and it's based on the acclaimed U.K. series, "Being Human," created by Toby Whithouse.
The Syfy series follows three supernatural roommates -- vampire Aidan (Witwer), ghost Sally (Rath) and werewolf Josh (Huntington) -- who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone, while attempting to live everyday lives. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life -- and the afterlife -- than most "normal" humans could ever imagine.
Michael Prupas ("The Kennedys"), Jeremy Carver ("Supernatural") and Anna Fricke ("Everwood") serve as showrunners, executive producers and writers for the series. Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse also executive produce.
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