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Q: What were your thoughts when you first saw the script?
Sam Huntington: It sounded like the set up for a joke, doesn’t it? I’m glad my agents didn’t tell me it was originally a British series, because I probably would have passed on auditioning for it.
Q: Why is that?
Sam Huntingon: It’s very hard to adapt a great British TV series. Look at the British version of “The Office.” That is some of the best television ever produced. It is in a class all by itself and can’t be touched. When I heard they were remaking it for NBC, I was mortified. And yet, the U.S. version is also a very good TV show. But it is different. They are two different beasts. Fortunately for “Being Human,” the North American writers took that to heart. We did our due diligence in terms of honoring the British series –especially in the first season. Now that we’ve just wrapped our third season, we are our own entity, though. And that is how it should be, really.