It’s the end of the road for the original Being Human TV show. BBC Three has announced that the fifth (current) season of the show will be the end.
Being Human began in 2008 and initially revolved around a ghost (Lenora Crichlow), a werewolf (Russell Tovey) and a vampire (Aidan Turner) who live together and try to live as normal a life as possible. Later castmembers have included Sinead Keenan, Michael Socha, and Damien Molony.
Regarding the cancellation, executive producer Rob Pursey wrote:
“Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement.
It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way. I’d like to take the chance to thank Toby for his incredible writing and storytelling; the other screenwriters who’ve made the series their own; the three producers who’ve nurtured the show; and the many directors who’ve helped us establish the show’s unique tone.
Being Human has also opened the door to new acting talent, including some incredibly exciting younger actors, which is a legacy we all feel proud of. We will miss Being Human, but feel inspired that there is a place for series like this on British television.”
And BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett noted:
“Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three. It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby and the production team for their vision and passion. However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”
Being Human inspired a Syfy series of the same name. The third season is currently airing on Monday nights.
The UK version airs on BBC America here in the US and season five will begin airing in the spring. There are six episodes.
What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Being Human is ending? How would you like to see the TV show end?