Dichen Lachman Joins ‘Being Human’

The former "Dollhouse" actress bares her fangs in the upcoming second season of Syfy's hit series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

When "Being Human" returns for its second season on Syfy, there's going to be a new "doll" in town…

Variety is reporting that Dichen Lachman has been signed as a regular cast member for the second year of "Being Human." Lachman will portray Izumi, an ancient (and formerly reclusive) vampire who causes major problems for the vampire community in Boston when she arrives unexpectedly.

Lachman is best known for her role as Sierra, one of the primary characters in Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse;" which ran for two seasons on Fox. Prior to that, Lachman got her start on the Australian soap opera "Neighbors" before moving on to parts in "Aquamarine ," "Safety In Numbers" and "Bled." More recently, Lachman made guest appearances on "NCIS: LA," "Hawaii Five-0" and the upcoming "Torchwood: Miracle Day."

"Being Human" is an adaptation of the BBC original series of the same name that follows an unusual arrangement between a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who live together as they try to overcome the trappings of their respective curses. In the American version, Sam Witwer stars as  the vampire, Aidan McCollin, with Sam Huntington as the werewolf Josh Radcliffe and Meaghan Rath as Sally Malik, a recently deceased young woman.

The series was an unexpected hit when it debuted last January on Syfy. Production for the second season of the series is expected to begin soon in Montreal.

Although an official return date for "Being Human" hasn't been announced, it seems likely that it will debut in early 2012 to recapture the success it found this year.

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