When I am asked to comment on Canada’s best scripted series, I always say that it is a two-horse race between a pair of Space shows.
While Orphan Black has received a lot of attention (and deservedly so, if only for the sheer number of the characters that Tatiana Maslany plays), I believe that Bitten is just as good and one of the new standouts in original Canadian programming.
Bitten is an emotionally charged thriller that follows reluctant heroine, Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort), the world’s only female werewolf, who is forced to take on life-threatening responsibilities in a male-dominated world. Werewolves are monitored by The Pack, a powerful and organized werewolf family based in the grand manor of Stonehaven where Elena’s life as a werewolf began.
In the first season of the show, Elena struggled with accepting her werewolf past but in the second season, she has claimed full ownership of her identity. The show’s sophomore season kicked off last month on Space and debuts April 17 on the Syfy channel in the U.S.
Over the summer and at CTV’s 2014 Upfront Presentation, I caught up with Bitten’s Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Steve Lund & Michael Xavier to discuss the Space & Syfy drama’s second season. The cast offered a preview of what to expect and Greg Bryk elaborated on how the show’s sophomore run will try and continue the ‘epic’ nature of the first season finale. Laura Vandervoort credited the show’s devoted fanbase as being the reason for Bitten’s success. I asked the cast if this season was strictly going to revolve around Clay and Elena’s reunion as Philip was no longer an impediment to their relationship. Finally, I also quizzed the cast what other shows they were excited to check out in the new season. The cast also commented on my red carpet look.
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Bitten continues tonight at 9 p.m. EST on Space in Canada and premieres Friday April 17 at 8 p.m. on SyFy in the U.S.
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.