DELETED SCRIPT: HERRICK'S RECRUITMENT
Ladies and gentlemen... This is the story of how Herrick became a vampire.
The scene was written by Sarah Phelps, writer of Being Human Episode 5, The Longest Day. Sarah's kindly allowed us to upload the script here and reveal what was originally planned for the first scene of the ep.
If you were following the blog last year you'll be pleased to see the re-appearance of Hetty, a character last seen in our exclusive online prequel featuring Ivan and Daisy.
But why was it cut? Script Editor Laura Cotton explains... "We didn't use it in the end because we wanted Herrick's arrival to be lined with ambiguity as to whether he was aware that he was a vampire or not. Putting this at the start would have suggested that mentally his timeline continued from this moment to the moment on the psych ward."
What do you think... were the team right to cut the scene?