Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Lenora Crichlow as Annie Sawyer, Russell Tovey as George Sands and Aidan Turner as John Mitchell — all of whom were sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a "normal" life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. In the third series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast as Nina Pickering. In the fourth series the ensemble was joined by Michael Socha as Tom McNair and Damien Molony as Hal Yorke. The fifth series added Kate Bracken as Alex Miller. The first two seasons were set in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third season onwards relocated to Barry, Wales.
On 13 March 2011, series creator Toby Whithouse announced that Turner had left the show and that new characters would be introduced. On 11 November 2011, Russell Tovey announced that he was leaving Being Human after the first episode of Series 4 to work full-time on his other show, Him & Her. Furthermore, Keenan announced on 9 January 2012 that she had not filmed any scenes for series 4, and would exit the show off-screen.
Partial nudity is visible during the Werewolf transformations. George's buttocks is frequently seen before and after his transformations and Nina's breasts are seen during hers.
There are numerous sexual encounters between various characters in most episodes, though these scenes vary from case to case in terms of duration and graphic content. There are also frank discussions of sexual behavior in most episodes.
In at least one scene,there is female full frontal nudity in series 2. She is lying on a table presumably dead and it lasts for about 3 seconds.
Most of the violence is implied offscreen rather than shown. Being that the show features Vampires, blood is frequently shown. Episode two of series three features Zombies being disembowled during an autopsy and a Zombie character who is impaled and subsequently falls apart by the end of the episode.
There is a very graphic murder scene at the end of series 2.
There is frequent use of profanity in this program. Eg. Fuck, shit, etc.
Drinking is shown sparingly. The character Mitchell is frequenlty shown smoking cigarettes.
This show makes frequent use of frightening imagery. Every Werewolf transformation shows the character in great pain and the transitional make-up may be frightening to some. Vampire characters are shown to grow fangs and have their eyes blacken. The character Annie is shown being pushed down stairs and cracking her skull on the floor below and dying; blood is then seen flowing from her head.