Great news for fans of both the original Being Human and the American remake! Both shows will be back for more! The UK version of Being Human, which is currently on its fourth season, has been renewed for a fifth season by BBC (and therefore BBC America). The drama, about a werewolf, a ghost, and a vampire who are friends, is still a huge hit despite losing two of its three main characters prior to Season 4. This awesome news comes not long after the American version, which airs on SyFy, was renewed for a third season.
The show, which centers on a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost living together, lost its original vampire and werewolf, leaving only ghost Lenora Crichlow. But thanks to frequent guest werewolf Michael Socha to the main cast and adding Damien Molony as the new vampire worked out perfectly. The fourth season opener brought in 1.2 million viewers in the UK (quadruple the number that watched True Blood’s British premiere, which aired the same night). “It’s always very sad when we lose characters,” creator-exec producer Toby Whithouse said. “But it’s never terminal. To use our own mythology: As one door closes, another door opens.”
It was also confirmed that Michael Socha and Damien Molony have already signed on for season 5, so we’ll being seeing much more of this werewolf and vampire.
Like all shows, SyFy renewed Being Human for a third season because of the ratings. So far, Season 2 has seen double-digit percentage growth over its first season. One big stat change was that 52 percent of the audience is female, according to Syfy, making it the most popular program among women in the history of the network.
See! Lots of awesome news for fans of both the original and the remake of Being Human! Which one are you more excited about?
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