Being Human fourth series announced

Nina, George and Annie

After watching the end of series three it was obvious that the story was far from over for the supernatural gang and following the highly emotional finale of Being Human’s third series on Sunday, the BBC have announced that a fourth series is on the way. The show – produced by Touchpaper Wales, part of the Zodiak Media Group – will be making its way back onto BBC3 next year.

Overnight viewing figures for the series three finale titled “The Wolf shaped bullet” show that 1.1m viewers tuned in to witness the gripping events, and throughout the series, BBC3 have managed to maintain an average audience of 1.4m viewers with an extra 0.4m watching the show later on BBC iPlayer. Consolidated figures show that the third series has had the biggest launch to date with 1.8m tuning in to watch on the day.

Series four of Being Human will see the housemates return to their home on Barry island following the events of series three, and according to George, the elder Vampires have “got a fight on (their) hands.”

Due to the success of guest artists to the show including Lacey Turner, Robson Green and Michael Socha, the fourth series will be introducing some new faces to the show. Series four will consist of eight episodes, each 60 mintues in length, and has been commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller for BBC Drama Commissioning and Harry Lansdown, Acting Controller for BBC Three. Being Human will be aiming to continue pleasing the commited fanbase whilst demonstrating BBC Three’s commitment to original UK drama for 16-24 year olds.

Speaking of the fourth series announcement, Toby Whithouse, creator and executive producer of Being Human said, “We were overwhelmed by the response to series three, and so we’re absolutely thrilled that the BBC have given us this opportunity to continue our show into a fourth year. We’ve got another intense and epic story lined up for you, with some new faces and old, and even more horror and mayhem and mugs of tea. I can’t wait to get started.”

Rob Pursey, producer for Touchpaper Television, echoed Whithouse’s enthusiasm and said that, Being Human feels like it’s taken on a life of its own now, and we are delighted. I’ve never known a drama develop such a strong relationship with its audience. We’re very excited to be making a fourth series.”

Similarly, Eleanor Moran, the executive producer for BBC cymru Wales stated, “Following such a dramatic finale, I am thrilled to have Being Human return for a fourth series.”

An also excited Harry Lansdown, Acting controller for BBC3 says, “Being Human’s brilliant mixture of fantasy and every day life continues to provide, must-see, ground breaking drama for BBC Three, and I’m delighted to announce a fourth series for 2012.”

Series four of Being Human is being written by Toby Whithouse and produced by Phillip Trethowan. Executive producers for the series will be Toby Whithouse, Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television, and Eleanor Moran, for BBC Cymru Wales.

Following the finale of Being Human’s third series, fans will also be able to watch the show’s spinoff drama, Becoming Human. To find out where and when, read our article here and if you are a fan of the show do not forget to to read our article (found here) on how and when you can meet show star Russell Tovey and Sinead Keenan this March.

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