In the upcoming Space original series Bitten, Greg Bryk and Greyston Holt play a father and son with a curious family quirk: they’re both werewolves. Bryk is Jeremy Danvers, leader of a group of werewolves known as The Pack. Holt is his adopted son Clayton, who shares a fraught relationship with the world’s only female werewolf, Elena, played by Laura Vandervoort. When the show premieres this Saturday at 9e 6p, it will bring Canadian author Kelley Armstrong’s hugely popular novels to life—though the actors insist the series is its own beast. As they prepare to bare their fangs (and their butts: apparently the show has a lot of nude scenes) to the world, Bryk and Holt talked to Space about channelling their inner animal and playing around on set.
Space: What are you most excited for leading into the premiere this Saturday?
Greyston Holt: I’m really excited to see what fans of the book think. I think they’ll be very happy with it. We stuck very true to the first book, Bitten, but we also took a little bit of artistic license and did our own thing.
Greg Bryk: For fans of the book, it’s going to be familiar enough that it’s what they love. But it’s not just a re-telling of the story that doesn’t have the element of surprise in it. They’re going to see characters they love fleshed out, and then the storyline also takes twists and turns they won’t expect.