If, like us, you prefer to mute the continuity announcer as he blathers all over the end credits, you may have missed this, but BBC Three announced at the close of series four's eighth episode that there will be a fifth series of Being Human . Wahoo!
There's not much else to say at the moment (especially since saying anything more risks spoilering those who have yet to see the finale), but the official Being Human blog has posted something intriguing...
It's a final piece of the written-on-human-skin scroll which contained the prophecy of the War Child, bearing the words "HE WILL RISE" . Click on the link and take a look - they're lovely folk, and they deserve the hits!
Who could "he" be? Let the speculation commence!
Here are a few snippets from the official BBC press release. Interestingly, there’s no confirmation that Alex will return. Odd. And the new series will only be six episodes:
“Toby Whithouse, Creator and Exec Producer, is keeping plans closely under wraps but can confirm that werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and vampire Hal (Damien Molony) will return. He says: ‘ Being Human lives on! The response to series four has been terrific. We’re thrilled that the audience have taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to expand the world further and explore new characters and tell new stories. A heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their unstinting support, and to the BBC for letting us mess up the sandpit for a fifth year.’
“Zai Bennet, Controller of BBC Three, says: ‘In Being Human , Toby has created an extraordinary, funny, touching, supernatural world and I’m thrilled to be bringing it back for a fifth series.’
“Series four launched with 1.2m viewers and consolidated figures show the series has sustained an average 950,000 viewers across the run.
“Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper Television says: ‘When we first made the pilot episode for Being Human we knew we had something special. But we didn’t dream we’d be making a fifth series. It’s a testament to the ambition of the writing and the performances that it’s stayed so fresh. We’re very grateful to the BBC for continuing to support a drama that doesn’t play by the usual rules.’
“The fifth series of Being Human has 6x60 minute episodes and has been re-commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Zai Bennet, Controller, BBC Three.”
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Read our Being Human interview with script editor Laura Cotton.
Read our interview with Damien Molony .