BBC Three has driven a stake through Being Human: it’s official.
Signs weren’t good since they cut the show from 8 episodes to just 6 and now the channel’s controller Zai Bennett has said: “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 [Whithouse].”
Series 5 – currently airing on BBC Three on Sundays at 10pm – was the first to feature an entirely new cast from the ghost, werewolf and vampire that kicked off the series back in 2008. Alex (Kate Bracken), Tom (Michael Socha) and Hal (Damian Molony) are going up against the biggest bad yet, the Devil (played by Phil Davis).
It was Damian Molony’s first job out of drama school, when he joined the cast in series 4. His character, OCD vampire Hal, replaced fan fave Mitchell (Aidan Turner) and quickly won viewers over. He’s sorry to see it go off the air: “It’s been an incredible two or three years and it’s really sad to see it go, but I know I’ll have really fond memories of our amazing time down in Barry.”
Kate Bracken (Alex) only appeared in the last two episodes of Series 4, just in time to replace the vacancy at Honolulu Heights after Annie (Lenora Crichlow) passed over. She added: “My experience with the fans has been amazing. I couldn’t have imagined what it has been like. From day one, from the first episode, they have been there all the way and I can’t thank you enough.”
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