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TORONTO – Syfy has picked up a second season of the Canadian original scripted werewolf drama Bitten.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has ordered another 10 episodes of the supernatural thriller that stars Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence.
The second season will unspool on Syfy — and Bell Media’s Space network in Canada after its own renewal last week — in 2015.
Entertainment One Television International, which is handling worldwide sales of Bitten, secured the renewal deal with Syfy.
“Bitten is a fast-paced and edgy series which has found a growing and passionate fan base on our channel. We’re delighted to bring the series back to Syfy next year,” said Chris Regina, senior vp programming at Syfy, in a statement Friday.
The Canadian drama averaged 1.1 million total viewers, based on live-plus-7 data, during its rookie season run on Syfy.
Bitten follows Elena as she attempts to escape a world she never wanted to be part of (as well as the man who turned her into a werewolf), abandoning her pack and taking refuge in a new city, where she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her boyfriend.
When bodies begin turning up in her pack’s backyard, she finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain, where she will stop at nothing to defend her pack.
Bitten co-stars Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt and Michael Xavier, and is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment and Entertainment One, in association with Space and Bell Media.
The drama joins Syfy’s stable of foreign and domestic acquisitions that includes Lost Girl, Continuum, the upcoming Spartacus and The Almighty Johnsons.
Syfy also has co-productions in Z-Nation, with The Asylum, to air in fall 2014, and Olympus, co-produced with Reunion Pictures and Great Point Media, ahead of a 2015 debut.
Bitten is executive produced by J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, John Barbisan and Patrick Banister for Hoodwink Entertainment, and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss and Margaret O’Brien for Entertainment One.
Daegan Fryklind (Motive, The Listener) is the showrunner.
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