Bitten (TV series)
|Created by||Daegan Fryklind|
|Based on||Women of the Otherworld
by Kelley Armstrong
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||17 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||43–45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (NTSC)
|Original run||January 11, 2014– present|
Bitten is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong; its name was taken from the first book in the series. The show is produced as an original series for Space and the majority of the filming is done in Toronto, Ontario. It airs on Syfy in the United States.
The story centres on Elena Michaels (portrayed by Laura Vandervoort), a female werewolf who is torn between a normal life with her human boyfriend Philip in Toronto and her "family" obligations as a werewolf in upstate New York. Among her "pack" is her ex-fiancé Clayton, who is responsible for her becoming a werewolf.
Cast and characters
- Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels
- Greyston Holt as Clayton Danvers
- Greg Bryk as Jeremy Danvers
- Paul Greene as Philip McAdams (season 1)
- Steve Lund as Nick Sorrentino
- Michael Xavier as Logan Jonsen (season 2; recurring season 1)
Recurring and guest cast
- Paulino Nunes as Antonio Sorrentino (6 episodes)
- Genelle Williams as Rachel Sutton
- Joel Keller as Peter Myers (4 episodes)
- Fiona Highet as Sheriff Karen Morgan (7 episodes)
- James McGowan as Malcolm Danvers / James Williams (2 episodes)
- Natalie Brown as Diane McAdams (5 episodes)
- Rogan Christopher as Deputy Paul O'Neil (4 episodes)
- Sherry Miller as Olivia McAdams (3 episodes)
- Marc Bendavid as Scott Brandon (3 episodes)
- Pascal Langdale as Karl Marsten (3 episodes)
- Kaitlyn Leeb as Amanda (2 episodes)
- Noah Danby as Zachary Cain (4 episodes)
- Michael Luckett as Daniel Santos (5 episodes)
- Curtis Caravaggio as Thomas Leblanc (4 episodes)
- Patrick Garrow as Victor Olson (3 episodes)
- Daniel Petronijevic as Samuel Boggs (1 episode)
- Natalie Lisinska as Sylvie (2 episodes)
- Eve Harlow as Amber (3 episodes)
- Benjamin Ayres as Jorge Sorrentino (1 episode)
- Mackenzie Gray as Jimmy Koenig (1 episode)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||January 11, 2014||April 5, 2014|
|2||10||February 7, 2015||TBA|
Season 1 (2014)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||1||"Summons"||Brad Turner||Daegan Fryklind||January 11, 2014||1.02|
|Elena, a werewolf trying to live a normal life, is summoned home by Jeremy the leader of her Pack when they come under attack by an unknown enemy. But returning to Stonehaven means facing Clayton Danvers, the only man Elena has ever loved, and the one who betrayed her by changing her into a werewolf.|
|2||2||"Prodigal"||Brad Turner||Daegan Fryklind||January 18, 2014||0.81|
|Elena tries to keep Clayton at arms length, but he lets her know he'll do whatever it takes to get her back in his life for good. Elena uses the search for the deadly "mutt" as a distraction from her complicated personal life, but things get worse when a second dead body is found on Stonehaven's property.|
|3||3||"Trespass"||Andy Mikita||Denis McGrath||January 25, 2014||0.95|
|Elena and Clayton fall back into old patterns from their former relationship, which causes alarm for Elena who wants to forget the past. Together, they track down the Mutt at a warehouse, but find themselves in a sticky situation when the Mutt shifts to a wolf.|
|4||4||"Grief"||Paul Fox||Grant Rosenberg||February 1, 2014||0.83|
|Elena and Clay must put aside their growing sexual frustration as they team up to discover who and why someone has turned serial killers into werewolves.|
|5||5||"Bitten"||Andy Mikita||Daegan Fryklind||February 8, 2014||0.75|
|Elena is overcome by her remembrance of her love affair with Clayton and how he betrayed her trust by changing her into a werewolf to make her his mate, but still defends him from those who accuse him of being behind the murders. Meanwhile, a former Pack member and rival to Clayton returns with information about the Mutt plot.|
|6||6||"Committed"||Paul Fox||Karen Hill||February 15, 2014||0.83|
|Elena leaves Stonehaven to return to Toronto, but Santos follows her and offers her a deal to escape from the Pack. Back at the Pack's home, Jeremy is challenged for control of his fellow werewolves.|
|7||7||"Stalking"||T. W. Peacocke||Grant Rosenberg||February 22, 2014||0.83|
|Daniel Santos is now revealed as the leader of the mutt uprising, and he requests a meet with the Pack to discuss a potential truce. The Pack sees the meet as an opportunity to trap the rebelling Mutts but once again, the mutts are one step ahead of them and some of the Pack end up being hurt.|
|8||8||"Prisoner"||Grant Harvey||Wil Zmak||March 1, 2014||0.79|
|Elena discovers that Jeremy was stabbed with a poisoned blade. In order to find out the type of poison used, Elena tracks down the girl who stabbed Jeremy. Clayton uses various tactics to try and get Cain to reveal where the Mutts are located. Although unsuccessful, Clayton does get Cain to reveal that Santos has hired Jimmy Koenig to go after the Pack.|
|9||9||"Vengeance"||John Fawcett||Will Pascoe||March 8, 2014||0.93|
|Jimmy calls Jeremy for a meeting to end the fight old-school. They fought. Jimmy was about to kill Jeremy but Nick stepped in at time to finish Jimmy off. Elena is attacked by a mutt. Meanwhile, Philip confronts Logan to ask if he was having an affair with Elena, because of the video of the werewolves that was shot at the night they were on a run.|
|10||10||"Descent"||James Dunnison||Julia Cohen||March 15, 2014||0.73|
|Elena returns to Toronto for her photography show with Clay at her side as protection (by Jeremy's orders). She is surprised by Philip, who knows her relationship with Clay is deeper than she's confessed in the past – curious to get to the bottom of it, Philip insists Clay stay with them at the apartment. As the two men sniff each other out, each with their own agenda, Elena tries to prevent her two worlds from colliding. At the art show, Elena is blindsided when Victor Olson, her former child abuser, shows up. Even more terrifying, he's now a Mutt. Philip, already loaded for bear, steps in to protect and defend Elena's honor, taking out all of his frustration and rage on a seemingly helpless Olson. Outside the gallery, Clay confronts Santos, threatening to kill him and end the uprising in its tracks, when a horrified Diane interrupts. Santos manages to escape just as Olson flees the gallery. The evening ends with Philip demanding the truth about Elena and Clay's relationship. When she reveals that they were former lovers and had been engaged, Philip storms out and Elena feels her worlds imploding.|
|11||11||"Settling"||James Dunnison||Wil Zmak||March 22, 2014||0.73|
|Clay and Elena are at Philip's apartment and while they wait for Jeremy and the rest of the pack to arrive, Clay reveals to Elena that the Mutts are after her. Philip arrives back at his apartment and decides to propose to Elena. Elena rebuffs his proposal and secretly sneaks out to seek counsel from Logan. Logan decides to leave the pack, but after he is attacked by Karl Marsten and Thomas LeBlanc, he asks Rachel to take him back to Stonehaven. Under James Williams' orders, Daniel Santos and Victor Olsen head to Philip's apartment in search of Elena, and in the ensuing fight with Clay and Philip, Elena changes to her wolf form to save Philip. However, Santos and Olsen manage to drug Clay and capture him.|
|12||12||"Caged"||Kelly Makin||Will Pascoe||March 29, 2014||0.76|
|Jeremy and Nick meet up with Elena and convince her to return to Stonehaven to regroup. Meanwhile, Clay is tortured by Daniel Santos and his group of mutts. Santos reveals his original intention was to capture Elena and user her as a pawn to force Jeremy to relinquish his control as Alpha as per James Williams orders. Rachel brings Logan to Stonehaven, where Jeremy helps him to recuperate from his injuries. Meanwhile, Jeremy imprisons Elena to prevent her from meeting up with Santos. When Jeremy leaves to search for Santos, Logan frees Elena and she eventually meets up with Santos to find out what his demands are. Santos reveals his desire to mate with Elena in exchange for Clay's freedom. Elena captures Victor Olsen and convinces him to reveal where the Mutts are hiding Clay, and kills him in the process. Elena frees Clay and together they escape from the Mutts. Jeremy reveals to Elena that Clay bit her in order to save her from being killed by him.|
|13||13||"Ready"||TJ Scott||Daegan Fryklind||April 5, 2014||0.81|
|James Williams directs Santos to recruit more mutts to attack StoneHaven. Logan takes Rachel to a motel and leaves her there in hopes of keeping her away from the coming battle but tired of waiting, Rachel leaves the motel and is captured by the Mutts, who use her as a decoy to start the battle to take StoneHaven. Just before the battle, Jeremy tells Nick that he knows where Nick's mother is located. Logan arrives back at StoneHaven to help Jeremy and the rest of the Pack fight the mutts. Elena is captured by LeBlanc, but is saved by Marsten, who has a change of heart. Believing that the mutts have the upper hand in the battle, Williams and Santos enter StoneHaven, but Williams disappears, and Santos winds up being cornered by the Pack. Elena kills Santos. The pack defeats the mutts, but instead of admitting defeat, James Williams confronts Jeremy and reveals his intention to take Elena. In the chaos of the battle, Rachel is kidnapped by James Williams who turns out to be Malcolm Danvers, Jeremy's father. A short time later, Elena returns to her room and puts on the engagement ring Clay had given her. Turning around she discovers the severed head of Philip in her bed and screams.|
Season 2 (2015)
On May 22, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes. Season two premiered on February 7, 2015 on Space.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Origial air date||Canadian viewers
|14||1||"Bad Blood"||Grant Harvey||Daegan Fryklind||February 7, 2015||401.00|
|15||2||"Scare Tactics"||Jeremiah Chechik||Wil Zmak||February 14, 2015|
|16||3||"Hell's Teeth"||James Dunnison||Michael MacLennan||February 21, 2015|
|17||4||"Dead Meat"||James Dunnison||Jenn Engels||February 28, 2015|
|18||5||"Rabbit Hole"||March 7, 2015|
Bitten has received mixed reviews. Metacritic gave the show, based on eight reviews, a metascore of 59 indicating "mixed or average reviews". In ratings, Bitten averaged 348,000 viewers in its timeslot, making it Space's highest-rated original series of all time.
Home video releases
|Title||Set details||Blu-ray and DVD release dates||Special features|
|Bitten — The Complete First Season||
||August 12, 2014||
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