BBC America has cancelled its original series “Being Human” after five seasons, the network announced Thursday.
The successful supernatural series, which follows the double lives of a trio of twentysomething roommates who happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost, also airs in the U.S. on BBC America and spawned an American adaptation of “Being Human” that airs on SyFy.
“Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three,” said BBC Three’s Zai Bennet in a statement. “It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby [Whithouse, the creator and writer] and the production team for their vision and passion. However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”
The show’s executive producer Rob Pursey said, “Working on ‘Being Human’ has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement. It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way.”
The original “Being Human” just premiered its fifth season Feb. 3 in the U.K. and will come to an “apocalyptic end” in the finale where the trio will face off against the Devil.
“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,” wrote series creator Toby Whithouse on the official “Being Human” blog.