The supernatural hit will be back following last night's finale

Being Human has been commissioned for a fifth series by BBC Three.

The cult comedy horror series ended its fourth run last night (March 25) in a dramatic showdown with vampire elders the Old Ones, led by guest star Mark Gatiss. But now the BBC has confirmed that the show will return for six more episodes next year.

Creator and executive producer Toby Whithouse said: “Being Human lives on! The response to series four has been terrific. We’re thrilled that the audience have taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to expand the world further and explore new characters and tell new stories. A heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their unstinting support, and to the BBC for letting us mess up the sandpit for a fifth year.”

The fourth series saw big changes, will the introduction of Damien Molony as vampire Hal and Michael Socha taking centre stage as werewolf Tom, following the departures of Aidan Turner and Russell Tovey from the original cast.

Zai Bennet, Controller of BBC Three, added: “In Being Human, Toby has created an extraordinary, funny, touching, supernatural world and I’m thrilled to be bringing it back for a fifth series.”

Series four launched with 1.2m viewers and consolidated figures show the series has sustained an average 950,000 viewers across the run.