Being Human Lands Smallville Star
EW is reporting that Smallville villain Sam Witwer has just been cast as one of the leads in Being Human, a Syfy remake of the BBC horror dramedy. Witwer is best known for playing Doomsday in Season 8 of Smallville, but you may also recognize him as the voice of Vader’s apprentice, Starkiller in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Being Human tells the story of three roommates in their twenties who do their best to live a normal life, despite the fact that each is a supernatural being. The characters are Annie Sawyer as an insecure ghost, Tom Mitchell as an uber cool vampire, and George Sands as a socially awkward werewolf.
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Are you ready for the Marvel Comics version of Smallville?
Yesterday we reported that ex-Lost and Smallville writer Jeph Loeb will oversee Marvel’s newly created TV division. Marvel hasn’t made a live-action show in years, but we may see one, given Loeb’s credentials. However, it will be an uphill battle.
Marvel has plenty of animated programming for kids lined up, but there’s nary a live-action show on their docket. Of course, this probably has to do with the fact that A.) Marvel’s realized that the real money lies at the cineplex (and they’re not going to trade their A-listers to the farm team networks); and B.) there hasn’t been a lucrative, adult-oriented Marvel show in eons.
Let’s recap what Marvel ran with for the last two decades. There was the are-they-or-aren’t-they-the-X-Men series Mutant X, that one season of Blade on Spike, and who could forget the Generation X TV movie? And we must acknowledge the apex of civilization, i.e. 1998’s Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot that starred none other than the goddamn Hoff.
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Hoff as Nick Fury? Huh. The pic looks okay, I guess …
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