Mar 15, 2011

Being Human U.K. picked up for FOURTH season!

You heard me correctly. Being Human just wrapped up its third season in Britain Sunday night, and is in the midst of airing on BBC America, but it was just announced that the hit show would be getting another season!

Call it the extra press thanks to the U.S. version of the show, call it THIS SHOW IS JUST THAT AWESOME, whatever the case may be, season four, here we come.

Initial reports say the series, written and created by Toby Whithouse, had 1.1 million viewers watching the finale according to the BBC's blog. WARNING: DO NOT CLICK THE LINK if you do not want to be spoiled for the end of season three. Also, if you have seen the finale, please do not post spoilers in the comments out of respect for other fans.

"We were overwhelmed by the response to series three, and so we're absolutely thrilled that the BBC have given us this opportunity to continue our show into a fourth year," said Whithouse. "We've got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old, and even more horror and mayhem and mugs of tea. I can't wait to get started."

Aidan Turner, who plays Mitchell, spoke a few weeks ago about the possible return of the show. At that time, he did not know whether there would be one or if he'd be back for it considering his budding film career thanks to his upcoming role in The Hobbit. "We haven’t talked yet about dates for series four of Being Human. It’s so up in the air and it’s so far away that I can’t really commit to anything." If you do want a definitive answer, read this other BBC blog post. Again, spoilers.

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer of Touchpaper Television, the producers of the show said, "Being Human feels like it's taken on a life of its own now, and we are delighted. I've never known a drama develop such a strong relationship with its audience." Strong relationship is an understatement. The finale had me in tears.

Being Human, starring Turner, Lenora Crichlow and Russell Tovey, continues its third season on BBC America this Saturday.

4 comments:

Johnny Madrid aka Tim E. said...

Excellent! Glad to hear that. The U.S. version isn't too bad but it has nothing on the U.K. version. More Being human is always a good thing!

Action Flick Chick said...

Having seen the American version, I caught an episode of this, found it interesting, but kept wondering where the stars were, why the show was spending so long on these other characters, and who were they anyway - the main characters' British friends? (I found out the answer.)

Robert said...

I'm an avid UK watcher of BH (not seen the US version). Glad to see it's returning though felt this series was slightly less compelling than the brilliant first two runs. The mad preacher/scientist shenanigans of the second series were hard to beat.

JoeMD said...

I don't know why US studios continue to try and remake UK shows, the remakes are ALWAYS rubbish! Season 3 of Being Human starts here in Australia tomorrow. Can't wait to see it as I LOVED the first 2 seasons.