via press release:
DICHEN LACHMAN JOINS BEING HUMAN’S VAMPIRE FOLD IN SECOND SEASON OF SYFY’S HIT ORIGINAL SERIES
NEW YORK- June 30, 2011 – Dichen Lachman is joining the cast of Syfy’s hit original drama series Being Human, produced by Muse Entertainment. Lachman will portray Izumi, a reclusive, centuries-old vampire royal whose unexpected return to Boston’s vampire society throws main character Aidan (Sam Witwer) and the city into disarray. Being Human begins production on its second season this month in Montreal and will air in 2012.
Dichen Lachman previously co-starred as Sierra on Joss Whedon’s FOX series Dollhouse and has guest starred on Hawaii Five-0, NCIS LA and the upcoming season of Torchwood. She is represented by Jennifer Craig of The Gersh Agency and Mel McKeon and Laura Myones of McKeon-Myones Management.
Being Human became an instant hit for Syfy when it premiered in January 2011 averaging 1.8 million viewers making it the channel’s most successful winter season scripted series launch in 6 years.
In the series, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most "normal" humans could ever imagine.
Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who are both writers/showrunners, Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series Producer.
Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with Zodiak USA. It is based on the acclaimed series, Being Human, created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of Zodiak Media Group.
About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production house known for its high-quality, international productions. Muse's production credits include more than 150 mini-series, series, television movies and feature films.
Since its founding in 1998, Muse has won 93 awards and garnered over 300 award nominations. Recently, Muse produced The Kennedys miniseries and co-produced the 8-hr. event series Pillars of the Earth, based on the popular Ken Follett novel. Muse is known for event miniseries, such as Ben Hur, The Phantom, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking and Answered by Fire. Muse is the producer of Seasons 1 and 2 of the other-worldly series, Being Human.
Headquartered in Montreal, Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles and an international sales office in London, England.
About Zodiak USA
Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media Group, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film and new media. Zodiak USA’s credits include Secret Millionaire (ABC), Wife Swap (ABC), Hardcore Pawn (truTV), All Worked Up (truTV), Lizard Lick Towing (truTV), The Boss is Coming to Dinner (NBC) and the syndicated version of Don’t Forget the Lyrics (20th Television, VH1, MyNetworkTV). Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 17 countries including the US, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 10,000 hours of content.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)