Syfy have released the first promo and poster for their upcoming werewolf television series Bitten which stars Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort and will premiere sometime in 2014.
The forthcoming series is based on Canadian author Kelley Armstrong’s best-selling Women Of The Otherworld novels, about the world’s only female werewolf. While we aren’t really crying out for more supernatural teen-dramas involving werewolves, vampires, witches etc. the first trailer for the series doesn’t look too shabby. With the likes of Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries and Being Human US currently on air, Bitten will have to be sufficiently watchable to convince viewers to tune in. If nothing more than pure guilty pleasure the drama series should prove to be entertaining with the ever-watchable Vandervoort front and centre, a surprising amount of gore and pretty decent make-up and special effects. The series also stars Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt and Paul Greene.
Here is the official plot synopsis for the series:
‘As someone who spent much of her childhood in the foster system, Elena (Vandervoort) had always craved a “normal” life and thought she finally found it with her boyfriend Clayton Danvers (Holt). But the secret life he kept from her ended up changing her own life forever. With one bite, Elena was forced to survive within the Pack as a werewolf. Still craving the normal life she lost, Elena takes refuge in Toronto working as a photographer and dating a new man. Hiding her werewolf existence from her ad-exec boyfriend Phillip McAdams (Greene), Elena is pulled back into her former life when bodies turn up in the backwoods of Stonehaven, the rural mansion that has been home to the Pack for generations. Caught between two worlds and two loves, Elena returns to Stonehaven out of duty, offering her support to Clay’s surrogate father and leader of the Pack Jeremy Danvers (Bryk). But once back in the fold, Elena realizes that when push comes to shove she’ll stop at nothing to defend and protect her Pack’.
You can see the first trailer and poster below:
No official release date for the US or UK has been announced yet but expect it to be early 2014. Check back at The Hollywood News for updates on BITTEN.