Being Human Returning For Series 2

by Lisa McGarry

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If there has been one show everyone is talking about over the last few weeks it has got to be BBC Three’s Being Human.

It seems that I can’t log on to our forum or check out my friend’s Facebook updates without someone proclaiming their love for the vampire drama. The show has ended up being one of the channel’s best performing to date, achieving a high of over one million viewers and much critical acclaim. Being Human has also enjoyed multiplatform success, being the most watched programme on BBC iPlayer for its first two episodes, as well becoming one of the best performing BBC websites.

The show started last year as a one off pilot and unfortunately the current concludes this Sunday 1 March. However the BBC have announced that they have wisely commissioned a second series which will be extended to eight episodes as opposed to this years six.

Danny Cohen, Controller BBC Three, says: “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, Controller 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.”

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer for Touchpaper Television, says: “‘We already have some very exciting, very dark new stories up our sleeves, so we’re delighted to have the opportunity to make a second series of Being Human.

“BBC Three has been a brilliant platform for us to mount an unusual and ambitious drama.”