Extending their existing relationship with Entertainment One (eOne), who are the studio behind Haven, Syfy has closed a deal with the company to acquire the US broadcast rights to Space’s upcoming Canadian drama series Bitten. The show’s first season, which consists of 13 episodes,will premiere on Syfy in 2014.
Based on the Otherworld novels by Kelley Armstrong, Bitten tells the story of 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. The drama series is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, & eOne in association with Space & Bell Media and stars Laura Vandervoort (Ted) as Elena Michaels, Greg Bryk (Rookie Blue) as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt (Alcatraz) as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene (The Client List) as Elena’s current beau, 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 of Programming for 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.”
Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President of Independent Production for Bell Media, commented: “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. With a strong female lead at its core, we know audiences on both sides of the border will be rabid followers of Bitten.”
While Carrie Stein, eOne Television’s Executive Vice-President of Global Production, added: “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!”