WAY back when, it was Jack, Chrissie and Janet rooming together in Three’s Company, but these days Mitchell, George and Annie are sharing digs, and some very special confidences. 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. Russel 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.
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 is 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 (Lenora Crichlow), 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 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 is chatty, insecure and desperate for company, and now that death has separated them, she longs for her fiance, who owns the house she haunts.
With the 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.
As the series begins, the three friends seem to be having a somewhat normal life. Ghost Annie is buoyed by the fact that she’s finally starting to be seen by ordinary people, rather than just by her housemates. Vampire Mitchell has sworn off blood, determined to kick the habit. Even the neurotic and anxious George is in relatively good spirits, putting his monthly transformation in a rampaging werewolf to the back of his mind. But it’s not long before their supernatural conditions catch up with them. The vampire world won’t leave Mitchell alone, and George, who considers the house a sanctuary from his affliction, promptly tears his new home to shreds on the first full moon. Annie is heartbroken all over again when their landlord, her fiance Owen (Greg Chillin), pays a visit and reminds her of everything that she lost by dying. BEING HUMAN premieres Saturday, July 25th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST. Be sure to check back in with SciFiAndTvTalk for weekly episode updates.
BEING HUMAN UNEARTHED is a behind-the-scenes look at BBC America’s highly anticipated new Sci-Fi drama and features exclusive interviews with the cast. Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner speak candidly about what it takes to play a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. BEING HUMAN UNEARTHED premieres Sunday, July 26th @ 10:30 p.m. EST/PST.
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