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The Syfy Channel has been pretty successful porting over Canadian fantasy shows from our neighbors up north. They had quite the success with Amanda Tapping’s “Sanctuary”, and has followed that up with the time-travel “Continuum” and the horror/fantasy “Lost Girl”. They’re tapping the market again, this time for the werewolf drama “Bitten”, starring “Smallville” and “V’s” Laura Vandervoort.
Based on the “Women of the Otherworld” novels by Kelley Armstrong, the show is “an emotionally charged supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence”.
Here’s a more official synopsis:
Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena (Vandervoort) 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.
“Bitten” also stars Greg Bryk as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene as Elena’s current beau, Philip McAdams.
The Syfy Channel’s got the show’s 13-episode first season slated for a 2014 premiere. As far as I can tell, the show hasn’t aired in Canada yet, so no promo trailers, just these three images from the pilot episode. Normally, Syfy likes to wait to see how the show performs in its native land before porting it, but apparently they’re committing early this time. Good for them, I guess. (Still pissed they canceled “Alphas”, but whatever.)