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Absolutely No Sparkling Within

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 1, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 1, 2011 |

Toby Whithouse, creator of “Being Human” (the British version) has put together a spin off web series. It is set in a high school, with three main characters being a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost and is appropriately titled “Becoming Human.” When I first read about it, my immediate reaction was to roll my eyes at just repeating the formula of the parent series, but watching the first episode reveals that the character similarities end there.

Adam (the vampire) is a particularly clever take, a 46 year old vampire trapped in a sixteen year old’s body. And this isn’t sweet assed Edward Cullen, this is a dorky undersized sixteen year old that no one will give the time of day, especially once he establishes that his cultural touchstones are like a foreign language to these kids. Webisode below:

“Becoming Human” will have 8 webisodes, rolling out once per week. If they keep to the 12 minutes per episode, we’re looking at a just about feature length presentation, but there’s no word yet on whether that is actually the case. There also isn’t any indication yet whether this is acting as some sort of back door pilot for an actual series, or if it’s just seen as support for the parent series.

(source: Blastr)

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