Confirmed: BBC America’s ‘Being Human’ to Return for Fifth Season

Michael Socha and Damien Molony from BBC America's 'Being Human'

The original British Being Human — which is currently in its fourth season, airing in BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday block at 9/8c — will return for a fifth season in 2013, BBC America has announced today (March 26). The award-winning, critically-acclaimed series centers on an unconventional trio – a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost.

Being Human lives on!” says creator Toby Whithouse, adding that both werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and vampire Hal (Damien Molony) are confirmed to return next year. “The response to series 4 has been terrific. We’re thrilled that the audience have taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to expand the world further and explore new characters and tell new stories. A heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their unstinting support, and to the BBC for letting us mess up the sandpit for a fifth year.” (Click here to read our interview with Whithouse about Season 4.)

Richard De Croce, BBC America’s SVP of Programming, says: “The original hit Being Human series has been a staple of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block. We’re excited to present the series’ loyal fans with a fifth season and to continue working with the series’ cast and extraordinarily talented creator Toby Whithouse, who clearly is fast becoming one of the biggest names in sci-fi television.”

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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