Look which Smallville star's about to be world's only female werewolf

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Mar 11, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

We haven't seen the last of Laura Vandervoort. The beautiful blonde is returning to genre television. Vandervoot has landed the lead in the upcoming Space series Bitten. She's been cast as Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. The character is taken from the Women of the Otherworld novels, written by Kelley Armstrong.

Vandervoort is best known for her work on Smallville and the rebooted V. On the former, she starred as Kara Zor-El/Kara Kent, aka Supergirl, before becoming Lisa on ABC's V. According to Corrie Coe, senior vice-president, independent production of Bell Media, Vandervoort was the perfect choice for Bitten.

"Laura has complexity and strength, and is also very relatable, making her the perfect fit for a character struggling to maintain the life she desires, while fighting against who she really is, and for those she loves," said Coe. "Well-known to genre fans, Laura's star power is sure to stir up even more excitement for this already buzzed-about series."

Here's the plot synopsis:

A foster child, Elena thought she finally found her "happily ever after" with her new love Clayton, but with one small bite, her life was changed forever and she was forced to survive life with the Pack as a werewolf. Years later, Elena has found refuge in Toronto, working as a photographer and dating a new man. But when bodies turn up in the backwoods of Stonehaven, the rural mansion that has served as a werewolf sanctuary for generations, the perfect life Elena has constructed begins to crumble. With the Pack threatened by an unknown predator, they turn to Elena for help. Caught between two worlds and two loves, Elena returns to Stonehaven out of duty, but once back in the fold she realizes that when push comes to shove, like any true alpha female, she'll stop at nothing to defend her family.

Production on Bitten begins next month for its 13-episode season.

(via Comingsoon)