It’s the end of the road for Being Human U.K. after BBC Three confirmed the current fifth season will be the show’s last.
“Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience,” executive producer Rob Pursey said in a statement Thursday. “From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement. It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way.”
The supernatural show’s producers say the current trio of vampire Hal (Damian Molony), werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) will conclude their adventures by facing off against the devil.
“We’ve created what I hope you’ll agree is an epic, thrilling and shocking finale that’ll keep the fans guessing and speculating for years to come,” series creator Toby Whithouse stated on the official Being Human blog.
“So proud to have been a part of #beinghuman — the most amazing cast, crew + fans. Hope you love the final series + thank u for ur tweets 2day x,” Bracken tweeted to her followers on Thursday.
The series began in 2008 with Mitchell (Aiden Turner), a 117-year-old vampire who refused to prey on humans; George (Russell Tovey), a reluctant werewolf with an extraordinarily high IQ; and Annie (Lenora Crichlow), a murdered woman who returns as a ghost and eventually saves the world.
The cast changed between Season 3 and 4.
Being Human has captured numerous accolades in Britain, including the Writer’s Guild Award for Best TV Drama Series in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and a Best Drama Series win at the 2011 TV Choice Awards.
The original series spawned a North American spinoff, starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington. The current season of the shot-in-Montreal Being Human U.S. airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Space.
In Canada, Space owns the rights to Being Human U.K.; the network has not announced when it will broadcast Season 5.