Bitten (TV series)

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Bitten
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Genre
Created by Daegan Fryklind
Based on Women of the Otherworld
by Kelley Armstrong
Starring
Composer(s) Todor Kobakov
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 33 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Daegan Fryklind
  • Grant Rosenberg
  • Patrick Banister
  • John Barbisan
  • John Morayniss
  • Margaret O'Brien
  • Tecca Crosby
  • J.B. Sugar
  • Wil Zmak
Producer(s)
  • Margaret O'Brien
  • J.B. Sugar
  • Norman Denver
Cinematography
  • Stephen Reizes
  • Boris Mojsovski
  • Craig Wright
Running time 43–45 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Entertainment One
Release
Original network Space , Syfy
Picture format 480i (NTSC)
1080i HDTV
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release January 11, 2014 (2014-01-11) – April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
External links
Website

Bitten is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. The name was inspired by 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. In 2015, the show was renewed for a third and final season and finished in April 2016.[1][2]

Series overview[edit]

The first season 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.[3]

The second season Left Hand Path is the narrative as the story features on the aftermath of the battle as well as meeting the witches Paige and Ruth, who are looking to save their lost coven member, Savannah, from an evil warlock Aleister.

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 January 11, 2014 (2014-01-11) April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
2 10 February 7, 2015 (2015-02-07) April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
3 10 February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12) April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Paulino Nunes as Antonio Sorrentino (season 1)
  • Joel Keller as Peter Myers (season 1)
  • Benjamin Ayres as Jorge Sorrentino (seasons 1, 3)
  • Elias Toufexis as Joey Stillwell (seasons 1-3)
  • Michael Luckett as Daniel Santos (season 1)
  • James McGowan as Malcolm Danvers (seasons 1–2)
  • Noah Danby as Zachary Cain (seasons 1–3)
  • Pascal Langdale as Karl Marsten (seasons 1–3)
  • Curtis Carravaggio as Thomas LeBlanc (season 1)
  • Patrick Garrow as Victor Olson (season 1)
  • Marc Bendavid as Scott Brandon (season 1)
  • Ryan Kelly as Nate Parker (seasons 1-2)
  • Dan Petronijevic as Samuel Boggs (season 1)
  • Fiona Highet as Sheriff Karen Morgan (seasons 1, 3)
  • Rogan Christopher as Deputy Paul O'Neil (season 1)
  • Natalie Brown as Diane McAdams (seasons 1–2)
  • Sherry Miller as Olivia McAdams (season 1)
  • Eve Harlow as Amber (season 1)
  • Natalie Lisinska as Sylvie (season 1)
  • Ace Hicks as Becky McAdams (season 1)
  • Evan Buliung as Michael Braxton (season 1)
  • Noah Cappe as Travis (season 1)
  • Chris Ratz as Jack (season 1)
  • Tammy Isbell as Ruth Winterbourne (season 2)
  • Sean Rogerson as Aleister (season 2)
  • Kiara Glasco as Savannah Levine (season 2)
  • Debra McCabe as Clara Sullivan (season 2)
  • Angela Besharah as Bridget (season 2)
  • Carly Street as Dr. Sondra Bauer (season 2)
  • Daniel Kash as Roman Navikev (seasons 2–3)
  • Brock Johnson as Richard Hart (season 2)
  • Mishka Thebaud as Eduardo Escobado (seasons 2-3)
  • Salvatore Antonio as Roderigo Sanchez (season 2)
  • John Ralston as Sasha Antonov (season 3)
  • Sofia Banzhaf as Katia Antonov (season 3)
  • Alex Ozerov as Alexei Antonov (season 3)
  • Rafael Petardi as Konstantin Sarantin (season 3)
  • Oliver Becker as The Albino (season 3)
  • Ian Lake as Anson Haight (season 3)
  • Ian Matthews as Bucky Durst (season 3)

Guest Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On May 22, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, with production beginning in Summer.[4] On May 22, 2015, Space confirmed the series to be renewed for a third season with filming set to begin summer/fall 2015.[5] It was confirmed in December 2015 that the third season of Bitten would be the show's final season.[6]

Music[edit]

Todor Kobakov was hired to compose the score for the series.

Score[edit]

Bitten – Score Soundtrack Vol. 1
Film score by Todor Kobakov
Released March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
Length 46:52
Label Entertainment One

Bitten – Score Soundtrack Vol. 1 was released on March 18, 2014.[7]

InnerSpace: After Bite[edit]

A live after-show titled InnerSpace: After Bite premiered on Space on February 7, 2015, following the season two premiere. After Bite features hosts Morgan Hoffman and Teddy Wilson, discussing the latest episode with actors and producers of Bitten.

Reception[edit]

Bitten has received mixed reviews. Metacritic gave the first season a score of 59 out of 100 (based on 8 reviews).[8]

In ratings, Bitten averaged 348,000 viewers in its timeslot, making it Space's highest-rated original series of all time.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Reference
2014 Directors Guild of Canada Awards Production Design - Television Series Rob Gray Nominated [10]
Leo Awards Best Screenwriting Dramatic Series Daegan Fryklind Nominated [11]
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Mackenzie Gray Won
Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Greyston Holt Nominated
2015 Golden Maple Awards Best Actor in a TV Series Broadcasted in the U.S. Greyston Holt Nominated [12]
2016 Best Actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. Laura Vandervoort Nominated [13]

Broadcast[edit]

The series was acquired by Syfy for airing in the United States,[14] and premiered in January 2014.[15] It premiered in Australia on August 8, 2015 on FOX8.[16] SyfyUK commenced broadcast on 19 May 2016.

Home media[edit]

Title Set details Blu-ray and DVD release dates Special features
Region A/1[17]
Bitten — The Complete First Season
  • Discs: 4
  • Episodes: 13
August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Split Screen Stunt Choreography
  • Audio Commentary with Laura Vandervort and Producers
Bitten — The Complete Second Season
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
Bitten — The Final Season
  • Discs: 3
  • Episodes: 10
July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)
Bitten: The Complete Series
  • Discs: 10
  • Episodes: 33
October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojoy, Amanda (June 29, 2015). "'Bitten' Renewed for Third Season on Syfy". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ DarkUFO (December 9, 2015). "Bitten - Season 3 will be the last". SpoilerTV. 
  3. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 12, 2014). "If the Fur Doesn't Drive You Crazy, the Virus Will – 'Bitten' and 'Helix,' Both on Syfy". The New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Paradox (May 22, 2014). "Bitten – Renewed for 2nd Season by Space". spoilertv.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bitten Will Be Back For Season 3". Space Channel. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Last Bite Is the Deepest: Third and Final Season of Original Canadian Thriller "Bitten" Premieres February 12 on Space" (Press release). Bell Media. December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bitten Score Soundtrack". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bitten : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "BITTEN Sinks its Teeth into Viewers as Sexy Thriller Becomes Space's #1 Original Series, Ever" (Press release). April 3, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 nominees" (PDF). dgc.ca. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "2014 nominees" (PDF). leoawards.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Levine, Sydney. "Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Syfy Acquires New Original Werewolf Drama Series "Bitten" from Entertainment One" (Press release). Syfy. September 17, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2016 – via The Futon Critic. 
  15. ^ "Syfy's New Lineup of Sexy Supernatural Dramas Heats Up Mondays Beginning January 13 from 8-11PM" (Press release). Syfy. January 3, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2016 – via The Futon Critic. 
  16. ^ Purcell, Charles (July 30, 2015). "New this week (Aug 3): Rogue, Jonathan Strange, Bitten, 7 Days In Hell and live sport". The Green Room. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ Canadian home media:

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