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The news broke this morning that Being Human, BBC Three’s drama about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living together in Bristol, has been renewed for a second series. Blogger Narin Bahar has been close to the story since the beginning and she rounds up the news here:
Being Human gets a second series
Call back the men with sticks and ropes, there’s no need for them to visit the commissioners of BBC Three – Being Human has been given a second series.
After all those good reviews (read ours here), its cracking ratings in a difficult time slot, and the warmest reaction from geekdom since, well, I don’t remember when, it seemed like a no brainer that the powers that be would greenlight a second season. But as we all know sometimes things don’t quite work out that way.
Being Human fans can breathe a sigh of relief though, the BBC have announced this morning that the show will not only be back but will be given an extended run of eight episodes instead of six – which as anyone who’s seen the first series knows is a very good thing bearing in mind how much plot they pack into every episode.
Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning said he was very excited about the show’s second run. He said: “It’s a distinctive modern series that has captured the imagination of the BBC Three audience in terms of strong viewer loyalty and critical acclaim, signalling a real breakthrough for drama on the channel.”
Being Human’s Executive Producer, Rob Pursey, added: “’We already have some very exciting, very dark new stories up our sleeves, so we’re delighted to have the opportunity to make a second series of Being Human. BBC Three has been a brilliant platform for us to mount an unusual and ambitious drama.”
So while fans of Bristol’s supernatural house share will be feeling pangs this week at the fact that the series is coming to an end on Sunday (although at least <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Human-Complete-1-DVD/dp/B001RIYMBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=dvd=1235576190=1-1 “>the DVD will be out soon), this should hopefully sweeten the farewell, depending of course on what actually happens in the final episode. As – if the cliffhanger from last week is anything to go by – there’s no guarantees that everyone will actually be back.
The entirety of Being Human season one is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer. If you haven’t seen it you’ve missed out. Really.
This blog was written by Narin Bahar, one of our new volunteer bloggers who’ll begin contributing regularly later in the month. Read more about Narin and other contributors in the next issue of SFX, on sale Wednesday 11 March.
Are you watching and enjoying Being Human? What developments do you hope to see in the second series? Comments welcome as always…