UPDATED: Final Series Announced

Thursday 7 February 2013, 09:12

BH Insider Steve BH Insider Steve Online Team

UPDATED: We've added the Damien Molony, Kate Bracken and Michael Socha interview featured on the official BBC press release.

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Please... don’t stake the messenger. Word is spreading fast and you may have already seen the official BBC press announcement that this will be the last series of Being Human.  

Sadly... it’s true.  

Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three said: “Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three. It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby and the production team for their vision and passion.  However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”

Rob Pursey, the show’s Executive Producer said: “Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience.  I'd like to take the chance to thank Toby for his incredible writing and storytelling; the other screenwriters who've made the series their own, the three producers who've nurtured the show and the many directors who've helped us establish the show's unique tone. We will miss Being Human, but feel inspired that there is a place for series like this on British television.”

The good news, though, is that knowing that Being Human would conclude this year, Toby Whithouse has written a truly climatic final series that will test your nerves to breaking point.

Over the next five weeks Hal, Tom and Alex will face the most fearsome adversary imaginable… the Devil. Is this a one-way ticket to the apocalypse? What sacrifices must be made to postpone Armageddon?

The father of all evil will rise.  Captain Hatch is just itching to inflict chaos on mankind. With the Men In Grey out of action and Crumb running rampant Hal, Tom and Alex have yet to fully comprehend the scale of the terror that awaits. Or the magnitude of running a seaside hotel.

The end has begun …

He. Will. Rise.

Check the blog again very soon for a post from Toby - #InWhithouseWeTrust  - and later Mr Whithouse has selected his top five moments from Series One... which we’ll be throwing open to a vote.  

You can watch Kate Bracken, Damien Molony and Michael Socha discuss the news by clicking on this link to the BBC press release.

We really do appreciate how you must be feeling. If it’s any consolation, we’ll be putting up a teaser of the must-see mayhem to come at 2pm…


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    Comment number 1.

    No. This just will not do.

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    Comment number 3.

    Darn, such sad new after they were amazingly able to salvage the series despite the loss of the original cast. What with Merlin having finished as well its going to be hard to find a good series to sit down and enjoy. Being Human is one of those shows I genuinely spend the whole year waiting for. Any chance of a spin off or some more books or something?

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    Comment number 4.

    This just will not do, how can they do this to us!

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    Comment number 5.

    It's a shame and the show will be missed but maybe it's the right decision while the show is still peek.

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    Comment number 6.

    One word...... devastated :(

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    Say it ain't true! Being Human is the one show I count down the days for. My teenage daughter and I loved curling up together and watching. The mix of humour and drama is brilliantly balanced.

    There is so much scope for more. A selection of special episodes could be produced showing some of the characters back stories (Mitchell during the 1st World War; more from Hal and Fergus; the old ones in South America).

    Please, Please, Please. Someone at the BBC - turn this decision round. This is a top show and it would be a travesty to lose it.

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    Comment number 8.

    This is really sad news. Being Human has been such a clever and witty series that its a shame it has to come to an end. Especially considering we lost Merlin last year. It does make me even more excited to see what this series has in store for us though. I can just tell that the finale is going to be a blinder!!

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    Comment number 9.

    On the whole I think this is a real shame. The last series was very disappointing and a mess, and I was ready, in some ways, to let it go then - but I'm quite enjoying the new characters so now I feel that it did survive and, whilst it's great days were probably behind it anyway, it still had some life left in it. I feel rather let down that it is announced now that this is already the last series - being told that the next would be the last I could have lived with! But I think the series has struggled in any case to overcome its own premise - the three characters living together, trying to be human. That's what made it so appealing - but how far can you take it without leaving that core appeal behind? I'll probably enjoy the rest of this series, and certainly I shall missing fretting about whether the next series will be any good or not - but in the end I remain one of those for whom the series really died with Mitchell. But whichever way you look at it, it is still the end of the most funny, touching, scary and original piece of British television since - well, probably ever.

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    Comment number 10.

    gutted!!!!!..... original and funny and yet deemed not for the BBC - 90% of new BBC material is rubbish - with the exceptions of anythng with David Attenborough, Being Human, and Only Fools and Horses! - its seems as soon as it gets a loyal fan base it needs to be pulled from the air!?
    Please dont leave on a cliff edge!!!!!

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    Comment number 11.

    Very sad to hear this news today. It's been a great ride, thx to the cast and crew and everyone involved for five great series. Well be missing the show. Thank you Lord Toby for creating this.

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    Comment number 12.

    Gutted - this is one of my absolute favourite programmes and at least it will be going out on a high. Sounds like Toby Whithouse is moving on to even greater things.

    This may explain why the publicity for this season has not been that good from the BBC.

    Like the idea of a spin-off though!

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    Comment number 14.

    Why? This is a very bad move. It's the only programme I make sure I watch every week (apart from David Attenborough).

    The new characters are developing well and there's definitely more mileage in the show. Maybe ITV or 4 will take it up. Then it'll be your loss BBC!

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    Comment number 15.

    I Must Admit I Was Thinking I Wouldn't Like The New Series Since The Change Of All The Original Cast But I'm Loving The Start Of The New Series And Will Be Sad Its The Last.... :(

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    Comment number 16.

    I kind of guessed this may be last series with the introduction of Satan as the main adversary.
    However brilliant it has been and it has, surely it's better to let it finish while it is still an original and entertaining series. Too many series that started off brilliantly have dragged on too long and slipped into mediocrity.
    Well done to everyone who worked on Being Human, a great series with real compassion and soul.

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    Comment number 17.

    Oh no! I have waited patiently for the new series only to find in a few days its going. Just not good enough. Come on BBC please keep it!

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    Comment number 18.

    It's sad, sad news alright BUT Toby has been able to write this series fully aware that it's time to create the perfect conclusion for Being Human.

    *does that weird weeping-but-smiling thing*

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    Comment number 19.

    Thank you to ALL the cast, crew and writers over the last five years for the best show in history (in my mind). Thank you also to the team at series 5 who were so welcoming to us bloggers during filming last summer.

    I'm angry at Zai Bennett if I'm honest, cheap reality shows and repeats of family Guy are his thing but let's remember the good times.

    I wish everyone on the show the best of luck for the future.

    And I'm not crying it's just something in my eye. Honest

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    Comment number 20.

    Well..at least it'll ride out in a wave of glory. Didn't stop me from crying at my desk though. Still.#inwhitehousewetrust. *runs off crying*


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