“Being Human” is back for it’s second season on Syfy and it’s going to be much darker. We’ve got sex, possession, more blood and some seriously scary vampire politics. We’re also going to get a look at Aidan (Sam Witwer) and his past.
We chatted with Witwer at the Winter Press tour, where he told us that he’s a bit concerned about what the audience is going to think of where Aidan is going. “I don’t know what they’ll think,” he said. “I mean, Aidan has been a bad guy for most of his history. We’re going to see more of that and where he comes from in. The last time we saw him in a flashback, in the fifties, he was a bit of a thug. He wasn’t always like that. You’ll get to see how he got to that point.”
Bishop (Mark Pellegrino) was killed last season, but Witwer says he’ll be back. He didn’t give details, but he implied that it won’t just be in flashbacks. “He comes back in a really interesting way. I can’t tell you more than that, but trust me, it’s going to be cool.” Witwer was actually heading off to meet Pellegrino and play video games.
This season, “Dollhouse” alum Dichen Lachman joins the cast as the daughter of the head of the vampires. In the past, Aidan was her second, and he’s about to have to deal with this girl who was pulled out of the ground again. Now that he’s a “vegetarian,” this isn’t going to be easy. Witwer said, “Sally (Meaghan Rath) and Josh (Sam Huntington) are going to get more of a look a who he’s been and it won’t be easy for them.”
We can’t wait to see how this all plays out. We’ve seen the first few episodes, and believe us when we say, if you weren’t hooked the first season, you absolutely will be this time around. “Being Human” Season 2 premieres tonight (Jan.16th) on Syfy.