A Video Recap of Being Human (UK) Before its Series Four US Debut on February 25th

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Yes, we’re fans of the US version of “Being Human” on Syfy, but that doesn’t mean we’re not uber excited for the UK version’s return to BBC America this coming Saturday night, February 25th. If you’re the same, then be sure to watch this recap before the new season begins.

BBC America’s hit series “Being Human” returns February 25th at 9:00 pm ET/PT as part of the network’s Supernatural Saturday. In its fourth chapter, the show is reinvigorated with new cast members, shocking plot twists, guest appearances, and an altogether new type of supernatural creature. In sharing his excitement about the new season, creator and writer Toby Whithouse (“Doctor Who”, “Torchwood”) promises: “We take you to somewhere we’ve never been to before.”

Whithouse continues, “Every year we set ourselves the task of creating something bigger and bolder and better than anything that’s happened before. We knew this year was going to be especially tough because of the various cast changes… The mountain before us seemed even higher than usual. But once we’d stopped rocking and shaking, we saw Season Four as an opportunity: We could invent new characters, expand the show in different directions, create new worlds and monsters and heroes, and add new layers to the overarching ‘Being Human’ mythology. Suddenly Season Four was a genuinely thrilling prospect. But the essential DNA of the show remains the same. Recently I found the pitch document I wrote for Season One. This was the opening paragraph: ‘We’re the stuff of nightmares. And we’re your only hope. George, Mitchell and Annie yearn for their vanished humanity. “Being Human” is a unique twist on the aspirational drama, as the things Mitchell, Annie and George struggle to achieve are so common place and normal to us, yet impossibly remote to them. And the desire to be accepted by their old lost race will drive them to acts of immense courage, and foolish hazard. Our heroes may be like characters that have tumbled from the pages of a book, but their problems are always recognisably human, and the stories will strike a balance between the supernatural and the domestic.’”

“Obviously, a lot can happen in four years. But looking back at it now, I’m relieved to see that those words are still relevant for a show that has a new cast, a new location, an American reincarnation and expanded beyond our wildest dreams. As ever, ‘Being Human’ lives or dies on the strength of the characters and the cast, and that’s why I think this season is our strongest yet.”

Being Human (UK) Series 4

Following the gripping Series Three finale in which viewers watched Mitchell fall victim to the wolf-shaped bullet, Series Four sees the aftermath as the housemates return to their home in Barry Island. There are also some new faces in town…

In an old B&B in a sleepy seaside town, we join Annie, her housemate George, and their new friend. They’re reeling from the loss of their best friend Mitchell, Tom’s father figure McNair, and the tragic departure of George’s girlfriend, Nina. But with a newborn baby to look after, it’s never been more difficult to live life under-the-radar as a ghost and two werewolves.

There are also the vampires to deal with: lurking in every corner of society, waiting for the Old Ones to arrive and take over the world with brutal force. Can they fight them off? And at what cost? One thing becomes clear – the vampires believe that the child of two werewolves is important in their own mythology. Can this little baby really be the saviour of humanity? And what exactly are Cutler’s ‘alternative’ plans for world domination?

Starring Lenora Crichlow as Annie, Russell Tovey as George, Michael Socha as Tom, Damien Molony as Hal, Andrew Gower as Cutler, Alex Jennings as Griffin, Mark Williams as Regus, Louis Mahoney as Leo, Tamla Kari as Pearl, Darren Evans as Dewi, Anthony Flanagan as Fergus, Sean Francis as Lucas, and Mali Harries as Lisa.

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