Syfy announced in a press release Tuesday they will boldly going where many network networks have feared to go before… a weekly TV series based on werewolves. This special-effects intensive creature is somewhat under-represented in TV land due to complex makeup and CGI requirements, which challenge TV series' time and budget constraints. But Syfy is taking it on in head-on.
This new breed of werewolves comes to Syfy after the acquisition of the first season of the new Canadian-scripted series from 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" will star Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville") 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 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' 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.”
"Bitten" also stars Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt, and Paul Green.