As the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end” and that statement is never more true than with the disappointing news that the BBC is bringing its original series Being Human to an end at the conclusion of its current (and fifth) season.
The series started out in 2008, starring Aidan Turner (recently seen in the box office film ‘The Hobbit’), Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow as a vampire, werewolf and ghost (respectively) living together in a flat in Bristol (England).
As the seasons (or series as they are called overseas) progressed, the trio soon because a quartet, adding actress Sinead Keenan to the mix, and eventually seeing the four move to Barry Island in South Wales. But things started to change for the show in its third season when Turner left to pursue a movie career, bringing his character to an end in that season’s finale. The fourth season also saw the demise of Keenan’s and Tovey’s characters, bringing a new team of actors on board with Crichlow ending her run in the show during that same season.
The current fifth season of ‘Being Human’ stars Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Kate Bracken and Steven Robertson. These cast members will remain through the conclusion of the series, which is airing on BBC right now. Details on when that final season will air here in the States has yet to be announced, however.
TV viewers most likely also know that an American version of the series – also known as ‘Being Human’ – is currently in its third season on Syfy. This series will not be affected by the ending of its predecessor.