Being Human is the the critically acclaimed hit BBC Three drama (yes BBC three Drama – and it is really good!), chronicling the somewhat complicated lives of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living in modern-day Bristol, made by Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group, has been recommissioned for another eight-part series. The writeup like this makes it seem bad, but it is a quality 5/5 scifi drama series
The first series ends (dramatically) this Sunday (1st March).
Starring Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Doctor Who, The History Boys) Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic (strangely not Doctor Who)), Being Human attracted a high of over one million viewers and rave reviews. If they put it on BBC1 this could be a big mainstream hit!
Being Human has also enjoyed multiplatform success, being the most watched programme on BBC iPlayer for its first two episodes, as well becoming one of the best performing BBC websites.
Danny Cohen, Controller BBC Three, says: “I’m thrilled that we are recommissioning Being Human. It’s hugely popular with young viewers and earned great critical acclaim at the same time.
“It’s also a very important staging-post in the successful development of home-grown young drama on BBC Three.” Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Torchwood, Doctor Who), produced by Matthew Bouch (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Being Human pilot), directed by Toby Haynes (M.I. High, Spooks Code 9), Alex Pillai (Wire In The Blood) and Colin Teague (Torchwood, Doctor Who), and executive produced by Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television (City Of Vice, Sold) and Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales.
Congratulations to them all – they deserve it.