For a serious show about a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf, the panel for Syfy’s Being Human was anything but serious. Stars Sam Huntington and Sam Witmer jumped out on stage mock fighting, while Meaghan Rath looked graceful and calm opposite her co-stars. Moderated by Dru Moorhouse from Zap2It, the panel was much like the opening: laughs mixed with serious moments about the lives of the three roommates.
In the wake of co-creator and co-execitive productor Jeremy Carver leaving to return to Supernatural, the other half of the creative team, Anna Fricke, first addressed some of Carver’s departure. Before leaving for Supernatural, Carver co-wrote the premiere of the third season of Being Human and also helped to plan the whole season.
Nothing good seems to be in store for the roommates in season three, if the teaser reel was any indication, not that anything other than chaos and destruction should be part of their daily lives. Sally seems to be in a very bad place, though after her evolution last season, that has to be expected. Josh will probably not be in a good place with Nora, and Aidan will, quickly it seems, get out of the coffin, though Witmer would have been more than happy to have worked via flashback clips all season.
Season three will pick up about fifteen months from the end of season 2, though Josh isn’t alone in their apartment.
If anything during this panel, it was clear how well the cast gets along–joking about how Witmer would play Josh (more like a WWE wrestler), to a threesome of ’80s characters that might make me want to cry. Keytars and sporks were discussed as just one way of how odd the cast can be around each other, but that’s part of what makes the show so engaging–knowing how well these actors are with each other. Later on, Rath admitted that she was pregnant, but didn’t know which co-star was the father. Each co-star then got very close in something that only could be described as creepy and loveable at the same time.
Audience questions were treated in the same way as many of the other questions, humor infused into each potential answer (there are no Ashmores in this season, and maybe Bishop was a vampire pirate).
For a show that is trying to separate itself from its UK original, Being Human is working hard to avoid some crossovers, but the characters and situations might bleed through.
Being Human returns to Syfy in 2013.