Syfy’s North American remake of the UK series will have its series finale on Monday, April 7. Here’s a message from the network about this decision: “Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”
Within the past year, Syfy also announced the conclusions of Warehouse 13 and Alphas, while launching new dramas Defiance and Helix. When adding DVR playback, Being Human‘s fourth season has averaged 1.8 million viewers.
Below is a video message from the Being Human cast about what they’ll miss most:
If that’s not bad enough; earlier in the year the UK announced it’s canceling the original Being Human thats 5 Seasons UK to 4 seasons US not fair Syfy!!
Cupid’s arrow isn’t the only thing piecing hearts this February. Along with the highly anticipated return of Being Human (UK) for season 5, comes the sad news that this will be the popular supernatural series’ final season.
While Being Human may be ending in the UK, series creator Toby Whithouse took time to not only thank the cast, crew and loyal fans for all their dedication to the series he calls “the little show that could,” he also promised fans an “epic, thrilling and shocking finale.”
In a post on the show’s official blog, Whitehouse bluntly revealed his perspective on the matter – asserting that, despite the sad news of cancellation, Being Human probably shouldn’t have lasted this long anyway:
“Being Human really shouldn’t have happened. A preposterous idea, an epic and circuitous development process, a modest budget – no, we really shouldn’t have lasted. But Being Human was the little show that could, and that ridiculous idea managed to last 37 episodes, spawn an American version, 3 novels, an on-line spin-off and garner a shelf of awards.
I have to thank the BBC. Not because I’m obliged to, but because I literally have to. They gave us the opportunity to make Being Human and to make it in the way we wanted. [The producers] were unwavering in their support, guidance, trust, love, enthusiasm, and gave us – and me specifically – an unprecedented level of creative latitude. For that I will always be grateful. “
Being Human revolves around the perilous lives (and after lives) of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together in South Wales. Last season introduced a new vampire named Hal Yorke played by Damien Molony, who spent many years as a shut-in to battle his powerful bloodlust which he was still unable to control by the end of season 4. With the exit of original werewolf George (Russell Tovey) in the premiere episode of season 4, actor Michael Socha was promoted to a series regular as new wolfboy, Tom McNair.
Tom restraining his buddy Hal to a chair to help detox his blood addiction
Season 5 will not only be the final one, but also the first that Being Human will not feature any of the original cast, with Scottish actress Kate Bracken taking the place of the dearly departed Lenora Crichlow as the series’ new ghost. This season will not only put the gang up against vampire baddies and flesh-craving zombies, but they will also face their greatest adversary yet – The Devil!
Being Human UK series 5 premiered February 3 on BBC Three and will conclude March 10. No premiere date or end date for the BBC America run of season 5 has been announced.
C’mon America & the UK help save the American Being Human! Send SYFY a whole bunch of emails!!! Flood their servers!!
Lets save our show!
Being Human is a fun show that not only entertains, but also has a bunch of hidden meanings:
1. No matter how bad your life is and how bad you think it is; it will always get better!
2. Even if you have an affliction/injury/disease/handicap life goes on (in Aidan and Sally’s case undead goes on lol)
3. No matter your differences everyone can get along (if not just eat them 😳)
4. Be nice to everyone and treat them as you would like to be treated. Karma is a bitch! (What goes around comes around)
Seriously save this show! Too many good shows are ending and being replaced with crap! Like SyFys new Helix and Defiance! Which is sad; because Defiance has potential!
Please kill 2 1/2 men already it’s a steaming pile of crap! Or bring Charlie Sheen back from the grave! Soap operas do it! Ashton sucks!
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**Update** April 7th 2014
I just watched the finale and although I am sad to see it go, at least they did a great job!
The BBC version made them all Human at the end and had them fighting the Devil.
The Us version went in a totally different direction, the BBC version can always come back and continue on in the future. The US totally ended it, unless they make a spin off!
Being Human is a supernatural drama television series broadcast on Syfy in the United States and on Space in Canada. It is being produced by Muse in Montreal and is based on the BBC show of the same name.
The series revolves around three roommates living in Boston who appear to be in their twenties. The trio try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.
Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse and is currently broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Aidan Turner as Mitchell (a vampire), Russell Tovey as George (a werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow as Annie (a ghost)—all of whom are sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. During the show’s second series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast. The first two series were set in in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third series relocated to Barry, Wales.
On 13 March 2011, series creator Toby Whithouse announced that Turner had left the show and that new characters would be introduced. On 11 November 2011, Russell Tovey announced that he was leaving Being Human after Series 4 to work full-time on his other show, Him & Her. Furthermore, Keenan announced on the 9th January 2012 that she had not filmed any scenes for Series 4, and would exit the show off-screen. Joining the cast of season four are Michael Socha, who featured in season three and has now been upgraded to a series regular as werewolf Tom and Damien Moloney as new vampire Hal.
The series is one of the most popular shows on BBC’s iPlayer. The second series premiered on BBC Three on 10 January 2010. The third series premiered on 23 January 2011. The day following the series 3 finale, the BBC announced a fourth series would premiere on the BBC in 2012. Series 4 commenced airing on BBC Three on Sunday 5th February 2012. The American premiere will be on Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.
The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from them; and that these three characters are attempting (as much as is possible) to live ordinary human lives despite the pressures and dangers of their situations. They are constantly threatened with exposure or persecution, with pressure from other supernatural creatures, and with problems caused by their attempts to deal with their own natures.
I am currently watching the BBC version as I write this article. It’s not bad, but the US version is much better.
I am a big fan of the US version and I can’t wait to watch it tonight!!
So what’s Syfy going to copy next? Being human, lost girl…
Not only did Syfy copy the concept they copied the storyline!! The werewolf’s girlfriend just told him he gave it to her and had a scratch on the same arm and it was given to her when he pushed her away. Wow!! But the acting wasn’t as good and the girlfriend isn’t very easy on the eyes lol. And the male werewolf looks like Dumbo in his human form, but he can definitely kick the US werewolf’s butt! Not to mention the British accent is annoying, especially with their stupid words like bollocks, piss off, bloody and a few others…
I’m sure they say the same thing about us lol
Definitely watch this show!!
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