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BBC: UK Being Human cancelled

February 7th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Despite a very strong opening to season five and a renewed faith in a series that many feared had run its course, it seems that Season 5 will be end of the UK Being Human…

It’s been announced on the show’s official facebook page and BBC blog this morning that the current series is to be the show’s final.

According to the announcement: Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three said: “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.”

Rob Pursey, the show’s Executive Producer said: “Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience. 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. We will miss Being Human, but feel inspired that there is a place for series like this on British television.”

However, on the plus side, apparently showrunner Toby Whithouse knew in advance the show was coming to an end and has promised the finale will be a nerve-wrecking affair. We have to assume that’s why the Devil himself is the villain this time out – if you’re going to go out, go out with a bang: “Over the next five weeks Hal, Tom and Alex will face the most fearsome adversary imaginable… the Devil. Is this a one-way ticket to the apocalypse? What sacrifices must be made to postpone Armageddon?

“The father of all evil will rise. Captain Hatch is just itching to inflict chaos on mankind. With the Men In Grey out of action and Crumb running rampant Hal, Tom and Alex have yet to fully comprehend the scale of the terror that awaits. Or the magnitude of running a seaside hotel.

“The end has begun … He. Will. Rise.”

There’s a special teaser and more goodies from Whithouse himself coming later today and we’ll have it right here but for now we must say this is a sad bit of news indeed. Being Human has been a consistantly fun show and a highlight of the Nerd calendar for the last five years. You’ll be missed guys..


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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….