Great news for the hordes of posters on the SFX forum who were raving about BBC’s Being Human – the show has been commissioned for a further six episodes, the BBC confirmed today.
The original hour-long quirky drama about a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf sharing a flat was broadcast as part of BBC 3's drama pilot season in February, and proved hugely popular with both viewers and critics, and was a download smash on the Beeb’s new iPlayer service (which must say something about good word of mouth).
The series, like the pilot, will be written by Toby Whithouse of Doctor Who “School Reunion" fame. Filming will start later this year for a 2009 broadcast.
Congratulatory wibble from the BBC press release:
"The pilot of Being Human gave us the opportunity to try something really unusual, and we were quite overwhelmed by the positive public response. So we're delighted that the BBC has given us the go-ahead for a full series." - Executive producer for Touchpaper Television, Rob Pursey.
"BBC Drama is always looking for diverse and surprising pieces, and Being Human hit the spot with its irreverence and wit." - BBC Wales Head of Drama Julie Gardner.
"Of all our recent drama experiments on BBC Three, Being Human struck the most powerful chord with the audience. At its heart is a bold and adventurous concept and I'm looking forward to seeing how this is realised across a series." - Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three.
Congratulatory wibble from SFX:
"Waaaaahhhhhhheeeeeeyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!" - Dave Golder