Titel: Being Human
Nederlandse/Belgische titel: -
Uitgebracht: Nederland, 26 oktober 2010 (limited) / België, 26 oktober 2010 (limited)
Genre: Fantasy/Komedie | 60 min. | 16 jaar
Productiemaatschappij: = Touchpaper Television - TV Serie (2008–2013) | Budget: …
Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht: UK, 18 februari 2008
Auteur(s) | Bedenkers(s):
= Whithouse, Toby
Boek als: -
Strip als: -
Hoorspel / Luisterboek als: -
Acteurs / Stemmen o.a.:
= Crichlow, Lenora - (Annie Sawyer (30 episodes, 2009-2012)
= Tovey, Russell - (George / (24 episodes, 2008-2012)
= Turner, Aidan - (Mitchell (23 episodes, 2009-2012)
= Keenan, Sinead - (Nina (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
= Socha, Michael - (Tom / (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
= Molony, Damien - (Hal (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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.
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 Lenora Crichlow as Annie Sawyer (a ghost), Russell Tovey as George Sands (a werewolf) and Aidan Turner as John Mitchell (a vampire) — all of whom were sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. In the third series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast as Nina Pickering (a werewolf). In the fourth series the ensemble was joined by Michael Socha as Tom McNair (a werewolf) and Damien Molony as Hal Yorke (a vampire). The first two seasons were set in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third season onwards 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 the first episode of Series 4 to work full-time on his other show, Him & Her. Furthermore, Keenan announced on 9 January 2012 that she had not filmed any scenes for series 4, and would exit the show off-screen.
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 launched on 23 January 2011. The day following the final broadcast in series 3, 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 BBC Media Centre announced a fifth series and it started on the 3rd of February. The BBC announced on the 7th February that the fifth series would be the last, with the show set to end on 10 March 2013.