A fifth series of supernatural BBC drama “Being Human” has been commissioned, BBC Cymru confirmed today. Like the four series preceding it, it will be produced by Touchpaper Wales with creator Toby Whithouse returning as executive producer, and werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and vampire Hal (Damien Molony) are confirmed to return.
“The response to series four has been terrific,” said Whithouse. “We’re thrilled that the audience has taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection […] 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.”
“When we first made the pilot episode for Being Human we knew we had something special,” added Touchpaper’s Rob Pudsey. “But we didn’t dream we’d be making a fifth series. It’s a testament to the ambition of the writing and the performances that it’s stayed so fresh. We’re very grateful to the BBC for continuing to support a drama that doesn’t play by the rules.”
The fifth series will consist of six sixty-minute episodes and will air on BBC Three next year. The show’s fourth series saw an average of 950,000 viewers per episode throughout its run. You can find out more about Being Human on our dedicated page here.