Being Human Spin-Off On The Way

Becoming Human brings the ghost/vampire/werewolf drama to the web, with brand new characters...

Doctor Who had Torchwood , Buffy had Angel , and now Being Human is getting Becoming Human . The web spin-off will be based in a college where a vampire named Adam (played by Craig Roberts, who coincidentally also starred in a show called Young Dracula ) meets a beautiful werewolf called Christa (Leila Mimmack from Married, Single, Other ). The two of them (plus another guy called Matt – wonder if he'll turn out to be a ghost to complete the trio?) get caught up in some kind of mystery.

The nine-part series was created by Being Human main man Toby Whithouse, and features scripts from Being Human writers Brian Dooley, Jamie Mathieson and John Jackson. According to the Beeb's press release, the series will also be interactive, with "online audiences encouraged to interact with the story as it unfolds, with daily clues and materials posted on a new website linked to the Being Human blog." We're intrigued...

"Yes, because you demanded it, the world of Being Human is expanding!" says Mr Whithouse. "We've got a cracking story lined up, with some terrific new characters and all the thrills and chills you can manage. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we've enjoyed making it."

“The fans of Being Human are incredibly active online, so we wanted to give them something they could really get their teeth into," adds BBC multiplatform drama commissioner Sarah Clay. "The Becoming Human online extension doesn’t just consist of nine episodes, the narrative extends beyond that with daily clues in the form of press cuttings, anonymous tips, CCTV footage, mobile phone clips…giving the online audience the chance to follow the mystery on the blog as it unfolds.”

Becoming Human is due to launch at www.bbc.co.uk/beinghuman midway through the third series of the parent show, which starts in the new year. Can't wait to see how it all ties into Mitchell, George and Annie's move to South Wales...