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BBC America Unveils Launch Date for Supernatural Drama "Being Human"

Digital cabler BBC America has announced a launch date for supernatural drama series Being Human.

The six-episode series, which stars Russell Tovey (Doctor Who), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush), and Aidan Turner (The Clinic), will kick off on Saturday, July 25th at 9 pm ET/PT.

BBC America won't be airing the original pilot episode for Being Human, which aired last year on BBC Three and--other than Tovey--featured an entirely different cast including Guy Flanagan, Andrea Riseborough, and Adrian Lester. While the pilot is considered canon, it wasn't included on the recent Region 2 DVD release for Being Human and isn't necessary viewing in order to understand--or enjoy--the series itself.

The full press release from BBC America and the original trailer for Being Human from BBC Three can be found below.

SOME ROOMATES ARE SCARIER THAN OTHERS
–The U.S. premiere of co-production, Being Human–

Mixing the mythic with the commonplace, the farcical with the horrific and the domestic with the epic, Being Human, a BBC AMERICA co-production, is a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. Russell Tovey (Doctor Who, The History Boys), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic) star as housemates trying to live normal lives, despite their strange and dark secrets. Being Human premieres Saturday, July 25, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

George (Russell Tovey) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) work in anonymous drudgery as hospital porters. They lead lives of quiet desperation under the burden of a terrible secret—Mitchell’s a vampire and George a werewolf. Deciding to start life afresh and leave behind the dark side, they move into a house, only to find that Annie, the ghost of a woman killed in mysterious circumstances, haunts it. As the monster threesome deals with the challenges of their new life together, they’re united in their desire to blend in with their human neighbors.

By all appearances, George is a mild-mannered and geeky guy - except for one night a month when he’s a flesh-hungry, predatory werewolf. Mitchell is good-looking, laid-back and, unlike George, has an easy confidence with the ladies. But he’s also suffering withdrawal from the blood he craves. Annie (Lenora Crichlow) is chatty, insecure and desperate for company and now that death has separated them, she longs for her fiancĂ©, who owns the house she haunts.

But with unwelcome intruders into their world, a threatened revolution from the vampire underworld and constant threats of exposure – on top of the day-to-day issues faced by young people – the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world, is each other.



Being Human launches Saturday, July 25th at 9 pm ET/PT on BBC America.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Loved this series. Hopefully it won't get Americanized and ruined like Life on Mars or Coupling.
Veronica said…
Yay! I've heard Very Good Things about this series and I am a big Russell Tovey fan so I can't wait to see it!
Taezar said…
This is such a blackly wonderful show with brilliant writing. Pleased to see you guys are finally going to get a chance to see it.
Former BBCA Viewer said…
Unfortunately, BBC America viewers will most likely be seeing much less of "Being Human" than viewers in the UK (or online), since the episodes will be edited for time (about 13 minutes removed to fit in a one-hour slot) and content (nudity and some of the strong language either censored or removed).

Luckily, unedited and uncensored versions of Being Human S1 are easily found online or on DVD from Amazon UK.

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