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Being Human (UK) confirmed for series 5

March 26th, 2012 by Marc Comments


After last night’s pretty epic and wholly satisfying conclusion to series 4 of the excellent (UK) series Being Human, I felt myself wondering if we would get another series next year.

The ending was pretty final and tied up all the original characters (goodby Annie, we’ll miss you) and most loose ends, although it did leave us in the presence of the new cast, led by vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and werewolf Tom (Michael Socha), whose chemistry this season was an unrivalled highlight.

I needn’t have worried. No sooner had the episode ended than the show’s official Facebook page confirmed series five is greenlit by the BBC & BBC America.

According to EW, The fourth season opener on BBC3 attracted 1.2 million viewers in the U.K. — quadruple the number that watched ‘True Blood’s’ British premiere, which aired the same night. “It’s always very sad when we lose characters,” creator-exec producer Toby Whithouse tells EW. “But it’s never terminal. To use our own mythology: As one door closes, another door opens.”

So what’s in store for the new season? Well, that depends on who makes it to and through the big bang of a finale — which also introduces a possible new baddie — on BBC America on Apr. 14, and even that isn’t a guarantee. “The future of Being Human is always slightly in a state of flux,” adds Whithouse. “Who knows what it holds for any of us.”

This is great news, as many feared the new cast in series four would be the death knoll, but rather, through clever casting and solid writing, they managed to keep the dynamic the same but change it totally – fans will know what I mean.

So, there’s nothing like a bit of good news to kick off a sunny Monday morning….


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….