Comparing Influence: Religion and Authority Across the Transatlantic
Taking the case study of Being Human, this chapter compares the UK and US versions, arguing that this contrast allows for the examination of crucial differences. By using a close textual analysis of both series, Wilkins argues that it evidences a particular American presentation and need for the figure of the vampire. This work examines the body of remake theory to understand the US version of the series and its cultural importance, as well as situating the content of the series within a framework of trauma theory and discussions of religion. It presents an idea of vampirism as a religion, supported by the textual case studies and developed further in the associated chapters of the book.