Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has revealed full details of the show’s new cast.
BBC Three’s hit supernatural drama returns for its fourth series next month, but there are big changes afoot.
Vampire Mitchell (Aidan Turner) was staked at the end of last series, and werewolf George (Russell Tovey) will only appear briefly in the new run. It has also been announced that Nina (Sinead Keenan) will not be returning at all.
With Lenora Crichlow‘s ghostly Annie the only surviving castmember, she will be joined by newcomer Damien Moloney as a new vampire Hal, one of the powerful ‘old ones’. Michael Socha, who guest-starred last year as young werewolf Tom, also joins the full-time cast.
Introducing the new cast, Whithouse said: “Not only would it be our first series without Aidan, but Russell had decided that series four would be his last, and Sinead had decided that her Being Human journey had come to and end after series three. The mountain before us seemed even higher than usual.
“But once we’d stopped rocking and shaking, we saw series four as an opportunity: we could invent new characters, expand the show in different directions, create new worlds and monsters and heroes, and add new layers to the overarching Being Human mythology.”
However, in the light of the new cast, Whithouse insisted that the show has “never been in ruder health”. He added: “Hand on heart, I think [Damien is] one of the most exciting and versatile actors of his generation. Watching his performance grow over the filming was a joy.
“Then there’s Michael Socha. Promoted from semi-regular to lead. If you thought he was good in Series Three, wait ’til you see what he does in series four. Michael will break your heart this year.”
Being Human returns to BBC Three in early February with an episode entitled Eve Of The War.