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….