BBC’s Being Human Season 5 Announced

Being Human 2011

BBC America has made the announcement today that they have picked up the UK version off Being Human for a fifth season. The series comes from writer and creator Toby Whithouse who is known for his work with ‘Dr. Who’ and ‘Torchwood’. The supernatural show has garnered much success with its storyline involving the pairing of a vampire, and werewolf, and a ghost.

Richard De Croce, BBC America’s SVP of Programming, referred to the series as “a staple of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block. We’re excited to present the series’ loyal fans with a fifth season and to continue working with the series’ cast and extraordinarily talented creator Toby Whithouse, who clearly is fast becoming one of the biggest names in sci-fi television.”

Meanwhile, Toby Whithouse, who won’t reveal much about what’s to come for the characters on the show, did divulge a little extra information for fans. The creator stated that werewolf Tom (played by Michael Socha) and vampire Hal (played by Damien Molony) will be returning to the show. “‘Being Human’ lives on! The response to series 4 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.”

Are you happy about Being Human’s season 5 pick up? Let us know below.

  • 73ccollins

    I adore Tom, the werewolf, he is my favorite character, besides Annie, of course. He is definitely a keeper. 

  • Antstorm303

    I think Annie will be back , one can hope

  • No this show is not Dr. who and you can’t regenerate a new vampire, ghost and werewolf each season let this fifth season be it’s last. Being human has jumped the shark just like misfits did.

  • No this show is not Dr. who and you can’t regenerate a new vampire, ghost and werewolf each season let this fifth season be it’s last. Being human has jumped the shark just like misfits did.

  • Aaron

    I hope Allison and Alex come back to be regulars. Tom and Allison were adorable together and Alex would be an interesting regular. They would be back to the Vampire/Ghost and Werewolf/Werewolf couples. Finding their way back to the beginning but with a different cast and dynamic. I actually love it. Whithouse surprised the shit out of me with this season. I can’t wait.

    • arkansas amy

      I enjoy the love/hate relationship of Hal and Alex, his character needs a strong female personality and i actually like her better than Annie, dont get me wrong Annie was great but i hated her role in mitchells demise, she was not strong enough for him. Tom is great i love his innocent but damaged soul. my heart really reached out to him and his need for comfort and love. I think Allison was great and i thrilled at the idea of him finally having someone, i cried but understood when he sent her away, i just hope she finds her way back to him. He needs more happiness!

  • Browna

    Big fan here; I grieve for loss of a few programs lost, and so very glad BH (UK and US) will be back. I can’t wait.

  • Being Human last season was a bit boring. It just was. too much going on and not enough going on at the same time. Hal is interesting, but I hope to see him indulge in more blood drinking conflicts. watching him do his routine for 6 episodes was not all that entertaining. vampires drink blood, let’s make it happen in S5, okay UK. Right now, America’s BH is kicking your ass. 

    • andie

      No, it isn’t kicking BBc’s ass.

  • Anita

    I am thrilled and can’t wait; pins and needles. Keep up the good work.

  • I’m a big fan of BH, I look forward to the next season.

  • Elaine

    i miss mitchelle he was an interesting character i think he should return

  • arkansas amy

    love the show, sad about the original characters leaving, i was a huge george and mitchell fan. but i like the new characters to and i thought the writers did a good job ending their stories and moving on to new stories. keep em coming!

  • MrM

    When does season five start in 2013….date/time ??

  • ???

    That is the question and only six episodes. At least you know when the us version will come back on.

  • so when is this show on BBC AMERICA?

  • Hurry up and get season 5 going!! I can’t stand syfy’s “original” show!! Haha they stole it from bbc!!!