The BBC announced today that supernatural drama series Being Human will not be returning for a sixth season.
The show is currently in it’s fifth season after managing to continue despite it’s entire original cast now having departed. The show, set around the supernatural trio of a vampire, werewolf and ghost sharing a house together lost it’s main vampire at the end of season three when Aidan Turner shot off to film The Hobbit in New Zealand. Following Turner’s departure werewolf George, played by Russell Tovey was killed off at the start of the fourth series. That left only Lenora Crichlow as an original cast member, and her character, Annie was written out during the fourth season finale.
But writer of the show, Toby Whithouse somehow managed to keep the show on it’s feet, coupled with some great casting he managed to maintain three brilliant and watchable lead characters. But sadly the team’s hard work just doesn’t appear to have been enough, Aunty Beeb announced this morning that the show would reach its final conclusion at the end of the current series. This is the statement given by Zai Bennett, the controller of BBC Three:
“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”
Series five of Being Human is currently on BBC Three on Sundays at 22:00. If you’ve missed any episodes catch up on the BBC’s iPlayer.