SYFY GIVES GREENLIGHT TO "BEING HUMAN"
New drama based on UK series to premiere in 2010
New York, NY � October 29, 2009 � Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of Being Human from RDF Media USA, it was announced today by Dave Howe, President, Syfy, and Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF Media USA. Being Human will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2010.
Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original. Three 20-something roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives. The original UK series is produced by RDF subsidiary Touchpaper Television and executive produced by Rob Pursey.
"Being Human is a smart, contemporary, young and imaginative series that reflects Syfy's new brand positioning. We are very excited to adapt this for an American audience and bring it into Syfy's family of programming," said Dave Howe in making the announcement.
Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Content for Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content for Universal Cable Productions added, "We've loved this project and been tracking it for a while. Being Human definitely distinguishes itself as something new and different in a landscape filled with familiar supernatural fare. In adapting it, we intend to work closely with RDF to keep the wit, insight, and humor of the original, while opening up the series for a new audience."
"We're incredibly proud of our British series and had a tremendous amount of interest in adapting the project for the States. With Syfy's unwavering passion and dedication for the show, we're confident it can be as successful here as it is in the UK," said Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF Media USA.
About RDF Media USA
RDF Media USA, Inc. is the American umbrella of the RDF Media Group, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing production and distribution companies. RDF Media USA has offices in New York and Los Angeles and consists of four operating companies: RDF USA (non-scripted and scripted programming), Pangea Management Group (talent management), Full Circle Entertainment (branded entertainment), and RDF Digital USA (digital content). Since its launch in 2006, RDF USA has produced over 30 series for 14 different networks, including Wife Swap (ABC), Secret Millionaire (ABC), Don't Forget the Lyrics (Fox), Find My Family (ABC), Hitched or Ditched (CW), How to Look Good Naked (Lifetime) and Jessica Simpson's Price of Beauty (VH1). www.rdfusa.com
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