BBC Three’s award winning and critically-acclaimed drama, Being Human is back. The gripping series three finale saw vampire Mitchell fall victim to George’s wolf-shaped bullet after Mitchell begged George to stop him killing again by killing him. This new series sees the aftermath as the housemates return to their home in Barry Island.
In an old B&B in a sleepy seaside town, Annie, her housemate George and their new friend Tom are still reeling from the loss of their best friend Mitchell, Tom’s father-figure McNair and the tragic departure of George’s girlfriend, Nina. But with a newborn baby to look after, it’s never been more difficult to live life under-the-radar as a ghost and two werewolves.
There are also the vampires to deal with. One thing becomes clear – the vampires believe that the child of two werewolves is important in their own mythology. Can this little baby really be the saviour of humanity?
Are enjoying being back in Wales playing Annie this series?
I was so excited to be back! So much has changed in the show it was really exciting and I didn’t know what to expect. In this series we go back to more of the original comedy, relationship side of Being Human, which I have always enjoyed playing in the past. It’s a much more domestic side of the show, but it also promises all the drama and gore of the underworld as well.
What is it like without Aiden (Turner who played Mitchell) and Sinead (Keenan who played Nina)?
I missed Aidan and Sinead a lot, but the essence of Being Human, the love, enthusiasm and integrity of the show, is still there. We still have the same crew and production team behind it, but a different dynamic now we have had some changes in cast. Episode one is high high drama. Think huge tears, and huge shocks, but it is also very exciting. It will have you on the edge of your seat!
And there are a couple of new characters in the show…
Michael (Socha, who was introduced as werewolf Tom last season) brings his own comedy to the show. George is very mature by this series, where as with Tom we get a really young, naive character – which is what his humour is based around. He’s at that teenager stage in his life.
Damien (Molony who plays new-comer Hal) brings a whole different intensity to the vampire. He is very very intelligent and wise like Mitchell was, but again in very different ways. His wisdom come from severely managing his condition and his intensity comes from his discipline rather than his lack of discipline like Mitchell.
And how has Annie after the events of last series?
Annie is forced to move on and forced to grow up. She’s also forced to be very maternal as she’s left holding the baby. It’s a huge arc for Annie yet again. Each series Annie, not through willing, more through necessity, has to really challenge herself which is always a good emphasis on growth. She also has new people in her home that she has to reassure, make comfortable and adjust to – so she’s kind of like mother hen this series, and a has a lot and lot of responsibility.
Annie realises her destiny this series, and this is a powerful role in itself, rather than it being new tricks she can perform – which there are a few that she discovers this series. She starts to realise her destiny as a ghost – it is bigger than her, but it’s also empowering to know what she has been put here to do.