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The BBC's werewolf howls again

26/02/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Being Human in the USA - or Buy Being Human in the UK

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Being Human, the BBC Three horror drama, chronicling the lives of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living in modern-day Bristol has been recommissioned for a new TV series.

Starring Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Doctor Who, The History Boys) Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic), The current series, which followed a pilot of the twenty-something drama, ends Sunday 1st March 2009..

Danny Cohen, BBC Three controller, told SFcrowsnest.com, "I'm thrilled that we are recommissioning Being Human. It's hugely popular with young viewers and earned great critical acclaim at the same time. It's also a very important staging-post in the successful development of home-grown young drama on BBC Three."

Ben Stephenson at BBC Drama Commissioning, added, "I am very excited Being Human is returning for a second series. It's a distinctive modern series that has captured the imagination of the BBC Three audience in terms of strong viewer loyalty and critical acclaim, signalling a real breakthrough for drama on the channel."

Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human pilot, Torchwood, Doctor Who), produced by Matthew Bouch (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Being Human pilot), directed by Toby Haynes (M.I. High, Spooks Code 9), Alex Pillai (Wire In The Blood) and Colin Teague (Torchwood, Doctor Who), and executive produced by Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television (City Of Vice, Sold) and Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales.

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