Being Human teases big changes, 'major consequences' ahead for S3

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 17, 2012

When we last saw the three supernatural roomies in the second season finale of Syfy's Being Human, vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) and ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) were all separately in serious peril.

While the resolution to their cliffhangers won't come until 2013 in season three, the cast is already back in production, and they were at San Diego Comic-Con teasing some big changes to the show's tone, cast and timeline.

"We pick up a year and a half after the last season, so we get to rediscover these characters and how they've changed," Sam Witwer told Blastr during press roundtables. "If I were to tell you half of what happens in episode one, I would be giving away giant spoilers for the entire season. I can say it's a very eventful first episode. You will see new sides to the three characters. You will see them do different things and act in different ways. I think the stakes get higher and there are major consequences leading into the third season. The three roommates are together a hell of a lot more. It's a lot funnier, but then the stakes are higher than they've ever been. Season two was dark, and this one also has darkness, but we balance it out."

Witwer also shared that Aidan is in for a world of discomfort. "Aidan is going to be around people, which is really very cool, considering he spent last season with the moon people. But this year he is kind of off his pins. With Aidan, he's always been your classic sociopath. Whenever he needed to be, he could always be superficially charming and talk his way out of anything. This season he doesn't have that ability, because he's been through so much, and now we get to place Aidan being socially awkward."

Being Human will also see its cast expand, with Kristen Hager (as werewolf Nora Sergeant) promoted to series regular. Sam Huntington says the writers have some special things planned for Josh and Nora.

"I think it's going to trip people up because of what we do with Josh and Nora vs. George and Nina [the werewolf couple in BBC's Being Human]," said Huntington. "Kristen is an amazing actor, and we're very happy to accept her as a full-fledged regular with her own storylines and problems. There's also some amazing other new characters with Xander Berkeley (Nikita), Bobby Campo (The Final Destination) and Amy Aquino (Crossing Jordan). Originally they were even talking about having Sigourney Weaver in season two. It would have been amazing, but we're lucky this year to have some amazing actors on the show. I'm psyched where we're at."

Being Human returns to Syfy in 2013.