24/04/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
BBC3 has ordered a six-part series of the one-off drama, Being Human from Touchpaper Television. Starring Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough and Guy Flanaghan, the pilot of Being Human followed the lives of three flatmates; a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost in a look at the friendship between three 20-something outsiders trying to find their way in an enticing but complicated world.
The pilot transmitted in February 2008 as part of the channel's drama pilot season and gained 450,000 viewers. Filming on the series, which will once again be written by Toby Whithouse, will start later this year for transmission in 2009.
Executive producer for Touchpaper Television, Rob Pursey, told SFcrowsnest.com, "The pilot of Being Human gave us the opportunity to try something really unusual, and we were quite overwhelmed by the positive public response. So we're delighted that the BBC has given us the go-ahead for a full series."
BBC Wales Head of Drama Julie Gardner added, "BBC Drama is always looking for diverse and surprising pieces, and Being Human hit the spot with its irreverence and wit."
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