Now this is some great news to end the week on: BBC America has announced the acquisition of Series Two and Three of Being Human. The show’s highly anticipated second season will premiere in late summer with the third season following shortly thereafter.
Being Human, a Touchpaper Television and BBC America co-production for the BBC, is distributed by RDF Rights, part of the RDF Media Group. It debuted on BBC America in July, 2009, and quickly won over fans, with a sold-out crowd at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con (where Dread Central had the opportunity to interview creator Toby Whithouse and the three leads). The New York Times noted that “all three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious, it’s witty in an offhand, understated way.”
Series Two has already started in the UK with Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, and Aidan Turner returning as George, Annie, and Mitchell, the three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost. Here’s what we Yanks have to look forward to (a sneak peek follows the synopsis):
After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of Series One, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking within the very human world of which they want to be a part. Additionally, Werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact that he has Herrick’s blood on his hands and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Meanwhile, turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease the vampire world – can he find a way to lead by example?
If you missed it during its previous run on BBC America, the entire first season of Being Human is currently available on iTunes and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace as well as Amazon UK.
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