U.K.'s supernatural Being Human scares up a third season

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

The BBC's supernatural show Being Human winds up its second season (or "series," as they say across the pond) in February on BBC Three, and now comes word that the network has ordered up a third season, with the regular cast returning.

In the show, a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost try to suppress their violent natures while finding a way to share a flat in Bristol. It stars Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner.

(The new season of the British original show is gearing up as Syfy develops its own American remake of the show.)

Following is the full official announcement from BBC. It's unclear when or whether the season will air in the United States.

Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner are announced to return for a third series of critically acclaimed hit BBC Three drama Being Human, as the supernatural friends trying to live normal lives despite their unusual afflictions.

The popular drama made by Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group, will see the housemates relocate from their current home in Bristol to Wales - a move triggered by events in the dramatic climax of the second series (to be shown in February), which launched with an audience of 1.4 million.

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three says: "Being Human is a wonderfully imaginative series from a brilliant team, both in front of and behind the camera. I'm proud to have this very original drama on BBC Three."

Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning says: "BBC Three drama is all about allowing the singular imagination of a writer the room to flourish, and Toby's extraordinary creation of an emotionally rooted yet mythic world personifies this completely. I can't wait to see where Toby and Touchpaper Television's imaginations will take the story over another eight episodes."

Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper Television says: "'BBC Three continues to provide us with a great opportunity to make unusual, ambitious drama, and we are very excited to be able to take the new series of Being Human into fresh territory. With the new location in mind, we've already established some startling new storylines and characters. We'll also aim to deliver plenty more exclusive online content in the gaps between series."

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Cymru Wales says: "BBC Cymru Wales is proud to have worked with Toby Whithouse and the team at Touchpaper on the last two series of Being Human and is thrilled that an editorial opportunity has arisen for them to bring the show to Wales. We look forward to continuing working with that team and Being Human's superb cast on its third series and for many more to come."

A third series of Being Human is a BBC Cymru Wales production and has been commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three.

Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Torchwood, Doctor Who) and the third series will be produced by Phil Trethowan. Executive Producers are Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television, and Beth Willis, BBC Wales.

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