Things must be tough for British TV shows if you’re not Doctor Who or Downton Abbey. Being Human, as best as I could judge, was a popular series both across the pond and here in the States, which is saying something since we went ahead and made our own America version. Like we do. But today it was announced by BBC Three this season, its fifth, would be its last.
Though apparently, fans should see this as good news rather than bad. Series creator, Toby Whithouse blogged about the end of Being Human, putting an optimistic spin on the events,
We must remember too that the remit of BBC Three is to encourage and support new talent, to give them opportunities to make television, to test out new ideas and formats. In that sense Being Human is perhaps a victim of its own success. We can’t really call ourselves a new show anymore, and much as I’d like to think of myself as a young thrusting new talent and not a bitter old war horse, the reality is we have a duty to move aside and make space for the next Being Human.
But much like the cast change from seasons 3 to 4, we viewed the news as an opportunity. It meant I could actually write a climax for the show, instead of it just popping out to the shops at the end of season 5 and never coming back. You’ve no idea how rare that is in television, and what a great opportunity it is to write something suitably definitive and satisfactory.
Consequently 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.
I like to think fans will find comfort in this. Just think of all the American shows allowed to hang on too long, wallowing in their lack of originality. Chances are we’ll see that happen the U.S. version of Being Human, so don’t worry, in a way there’ll be more.
Are you sad to see Being Human go? Were you a bigger fan of the U.K. or U.S. version? And hey, with the series coming to a proper end I’ve got another show to add to my list of binge-watching.
Source: Bleeding Cool