Thursday, April 24, 2008

Being More Human...

Great news everyone...

A six part series of Being Human has been commissioned, due in no small part I'm sure to the Herculean efforts of big blabbering web mouths like myself, Piers, Oli, Jase, David and many more. Hi five gang.

The Guardian says;

BBC3 controller Danny Cohen has ordered six more episodes of Being Human, the one-off drama pilot about a flatshare between a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire broadcast earlier this year.

Cohen has commissioned the full series of Being Human from independent producer Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media group, after the one-off episode was shown in February as part of the channel's drama pilot season and peaked at nearly 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.

The BBC said it would confirm casting at a later date. Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough and Guy Flanaghan starred in the pilot.

BBC Wales head of drama Julie Gardner, who was one of the show's executive producers, said: "BBC drama is always looking for diverse and surprising pieces, and Being Human hit the spot with its irreverence and wit."

Cohen added: "Of all our recent drama experiments on BBC3, Being Human struck the most powerful chord with the audience. At its heart is a bold and adventurous concept and I'm looking forward to seeing how this is realised across a series."


  1. Hooray! Far more exciting than bloody Blake's Seven.

  2. Brilliant news about Being Human. Interested to see where it's going to go.

    Apart from the 80s fashion, I was a fan of the original “bloody Blake’s Seven”. How many other shows would be willing to kill off the entire cast?

  3. Hi, Rob. Thanks for visiting me over at Cathode Ray Tube. Dead pleased that 'Being Human' got the commission it deserved. It was a great pilot and much better, dare I say, than the rather overrated 'Phoo Action'. Glad BBC3 saw sense. Great blog by the way.