Thursday, February 07, 2013

Being Human To End After Five Series

Is it me or am I getting serious deja vu here? First Merlin ends after five series and now it seems that Being Human's fifth series will now indeed be it's last one after all.

The supernatural drama, currently airing on Sundays at 10pm will conclude with it's epic finale as series regulars Tom McNair (Michael Socha), Alex Millar (Kate Bracken) and Hal Yorke (Damien Molony) will do battle with the Devil/Captain Hatch as played by Phil Davis. The show debuted in 2008 with a pilot and became a series the following year and like many UK shows over the years had changed it's lineup but still managed to prove that there was plenty of life in it.

Creator Toby Whithouse responded to the show's ending on his BBC blog, thanking his cast and crew and pointing out that it was a miracle the show ever got made and in the way that he wanted it to be as well. I have to admit that while I did sadly expect Series 5 to actually be the show's final year and while there are rumours that Whithouse himself will be working on an upcoming spy drama for BBC1, this does feel like another blow in UK genre television, which does seem to be slightly dwindling these days. Also, given BBC3's increasingly dire lineup as well, I can only hope that upcoming zombie drama, In The Flesh takes off. Otherwise we'll be lumbered with more 'gems' like Sun, Sex And Suspicious Parents. I'll miss this show.

Series 5 Ending:
Toby Whithouse's Thoughts: 
Series 5 New Trailer:

Being Human's fifth series currently airs Sundays 10pm on BBC3 until March 10th and will be released on DVD from April 1st.

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