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Being Human Returns To BBC America In July

May 6, 2010

Being Human's Russell Tovey (George), Aidan Turner (Mitchell) and Lenora Crichlow (Annie). Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

THE highly anticipated second season of BBC America’s co-production, Being Human, premieres this July. Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell, the three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. 

After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of season one, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking within the very human world of which they want to be a part. Unbeknown to the trio, the mysterious Professor Jaggat (Lyndsey Marshal) and her cold-hearted colleague Kemp (Donald Sumpter) – religious zealots who have discovered the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts – are determined to carry out brutal experiments and destroy them. 

While Professor Jaggat and Kemp plot behind the scenes, werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact the he has Herrick’s blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease an out of control vampire world – can he find a way to lead by example? 

Being Human first premiered on BBC America last July and quickly won over fans, with a sold out crowd at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. The Los Angeles Times said it, “has not only avoided any sci-fi Three’s Company comparisons, but wound up with a compelling, self-aware and funny story line. Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import,” while The New York Times noted that, “all three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious, it’s witty in an offhand, understated way.” 

The Being Human: Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray is available from July 20th. It features all six episodes along with over an hour of bonus material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, video diaries and character profiles. The entire first season is also currently available on iTunes and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Season two of Being Human premieres Saturday, July 24th, directing following the Doctor Who season finale. 

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This Week On Being Human – 08 – 08 – 09

August 7, 2009
After a tragic accident, Annie (Lenora Crichlow) continues to live - as a ghost - in the house she died in. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

After a tragic accident, Annie (Lenora Crichlow) continues to live - as a ghost - in the house she died in. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – Annie meets another ghost, Gilbert, a Smiths fan who died in the mid-1980s. He loves being a ghost, and lets Annie know she’s stuck in limbo because there is something unresolved about her death. Meanwhile, a nurse who George (Russell Tovey) works with is clearly interested in being more than friends, but he does not think, considering his situation, that he should be in a relationship. But as the full moon gets closer, and George’s animalistic tendencies take hold, he becomes more impulsive – and lusty. Episode three of season one airs Saturday, August 8th @ 9 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

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This Week On Being Human – 08 – 01 – 09

August 1, 2009
George (Russell Tovey) - Being Human's (were) wolf in the fold. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

George (Russell Tovey) - Being Human's (were) wolf in the fold. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

SPOILER ALERT!! – George is shocked when he meets another werewolf, Tully (Dean Lennox Kelly). Tully is the opposite of George – he’s perfectly content being a werewolf. He wants to teach George how to enjoy himself, but George just can’t accept what he’s become and is disgusted by Tully’s attitude. Unfortunately, Tully’s invited to stay at the house by Mitchell (Aidan Turner) – a failed attempt on his part to embrace the world and be more human. Of course, he soon becomes the housemate from hell. Episode two of season one airs Saturday, August 1st @ 9 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.

George and Mitchell (Aiden Turner) have very different views about their new roommate. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

George and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) have very different views about their new roommate. Photo copyright of Touchpaper TV and the BBC

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