Syfy acquires sexy new Canadian werewolf series Bitten

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Sep 17, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT (Updated)

Another Canadian series will be heading to Syfy soon to join Lost Girl and Continuum. The latest? The sexy werewolf series Bitten.

The series is based on Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld novels, and stars Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) as the last female werewolf in existence.

Acquired from Space network in Canada, as part of a deal with Entertainment One, the new 13-episode series is slated to debut in 2014. The show has actually yet to premiere in Canada, and will run in both markets at some point next year.

Here’s the synopsis, via The Hollywood Reporter:

The series follows Elena as she attempts to escape a world she never wanted to be part of (as well as the man who turned her into a werewolf), abandoning her pack and taking refuge in a new city, where she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her boyfriend. When bodies begin turning up in her pack's backyard, she finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves' ancestral domain, where she will stop at nothing to defend her pack.

The series 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 project looks like it should be a nice fit in the existing Being Human and Lost Girl vein, and Vandervoort has a ton of sci-fi cred to carry the series. Syfy senior programming VP Chris Regina said the show should slide into the network’s niche quite nicely:

"Bitten is a fantastic blend of supernatural action, intense thrills, smoldering drama and a tortured love story that artfully adapts characters beloved for more than a decade by millions of readers around the world. 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."

What do you think of this series pickup? Do you plan on checking this one out?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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