You could be excused for thinking there wasn't possibly room in the pop culture ether for another vampire, what with the blood-loving folks from [movie id="369195"]"Twilight,"[/movie] "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries," "The Vampire's Assistant" and others jostling for space. Well, Britain made an early-ish entry in the genre in February 2008 with "Being Human," a TV show about a vampire and his supernatural pals struggling to fit into society, and now the United States — vampire saturation be damned — is getting its own version of the show.
The Syfy television network plans to bring 13 episodes of the show to the small screen in the summer or fall of next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Being Human" follows the aforementioned vampire, along with a ghost and a werewolf — all in their 20s — as they live together and attempt to conceal their true identities.
"It turned out great as we can now do an American version," Syfy president Dave Howe said. "We've always been keen on vampires and werewolves, and we loved the originality of 'Being Human,' the fact that the fantastical creatures in it are very young, accessible and charming."
He also emphasized that the U.S. adaptation would not "slavishly replicate the British version." "Being Human" became a BBC hit last year during a six-episode run and is expected to return for eight episodes in Britain early in 2010.
The Syfy version is projected to fit next to "Sanctuary" in the network's lineup, another series with mystical, secretive elements to it. That show launched last year and is currently in the midst of its second season.