The channel has ordered six episodes for the show’s fifth season, which is slated to begin production later this year and will be broadcast in 2013. Cast members Michael Socha and Damien Molony will be returning for season five.
The supernatural drama series was created by Toby Whithouse and follows a group of supernatural creatures all trying to live normal lives, in effect “being human”. The series is produced by Touchpaper Television, a Zodiak Media company, and has already spawned a North American remake. The fourth season premiered to 1.2 million viewers and maintained an average of 950,000 viewers.
Speaking of the fifth season renewal series creator Toby Whithouse said: “Being Human lives on! The response to series four has been terrific. We’re thrilled that the audience has taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to expand their world further, exploring new characters and telling 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.”
While Rob Pursey, Executive Producer for Touchpaper Television said: “When we first made the pilot episode for Being Human we knew we had something special. But we didn’t dream we’d be making a fifth series. It’s a testament to the ambition of the writing and the performances that it’s stayed so fresh. We’re very grateful to the BBC for continuing to support a drama that doesn’t play by the usual rules.”
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