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Producers Changing Things Up for Being Human Season 2

“Diverging” from the UK series

During the press event for SyFy’s Being Human at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, executives producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke gave some insight into what to expect from the second season of the Americanized version of the British show.

The biggest change will be that the show won’t follow the original show nearly as much.

“In season two, we are diverging even more,” Carver said. “We are going to be two separate entities and bonded as kissing cousins or whatever. We had a tremendous amount of fun spinning away from that. I think this season we are feeling even less beholden to the British version. There will be some inevitable crossovers from the British show because of the relationships involved.”

But as the show changes, it will stay true to the core of what the audience expects from the show.

“What we love about the original show and what the audience loves is that it is grounded in human nature and everything is based on the relationships and friendships of these three people,” Fricke said. “I think as long as we stay true to that and keep going back to that we will hopefully have [the audience] coming back.”

Also in the second season, Sally (Meaghan Rath) will be stepping out more and exploring her ghost powers.

“Sally will try to be human by doing it her own way and it gets morally questionable,” Fricke said.

Also expect to not only see a new strain of vampires in Boston but a new strain of werewolves and different types of werewolves that we have not seen yet. Two of the new vampires in season two will be shout outs to Aidan’s (Sam Witwer) past that “he has to very much deal with on an emotional and romantic level,” Carver said.

Along those same lines Fricke adds that the show will be exploring more love stories for everyone and we’ll see a greater political background to the vampires and what the political structure is. Similarly, we’ll see how werewolves act when it comes to a more social-economic level that goes beyond just their werewolf-ness.

“You will see a lot more confrontations with people from their past,” Carver said. “If you go over season one, you see flashes of people, names of people, references of people. You will see a lot of these people come out of the woodwork. We never are going to let our characters forget or not confront who they were or what they humans or the vampires or whatever in their lives expect them to be. And so our characters are constantly trying to change themselves for the better and are constantly being called on the carpet from different corners of their world.”

Source: Peter Brown