Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

‘Being Human’ season 5 will be the last for BBC series

A new trinity, a new villain, and a brand new series of Being Human.

That’s the big shake-up in the Being Human cast this year, the final year.

Phil Davis Captain Hatch Satan Being Human season 5 photoThe biggest test for this fifth series premiere was always going to be proving that the current trio, Hal, Tom and Alex, could live up to the legacy left by Mitchell, George and Annie. Fans had to endure the soft reboot last season, but some fans seemed far from won over, so we had to wait and see what Toby Whithouse and his writers would be able to do with an entirely new supernatural trinity living in Honolulu Heights.

At the show’s conception, the supernatural stuff was only added when the script for a standard flatshare pilot wasn’t working.

According to Whithouse, creating Satan happened in much the same way: they came up with the character and then added the spooky stuff. But, he says: “With the devil it was slightly different. Every other character has been, at some time in their life, a human, so will still have a vestige or a memory of that mortal life. But obviously the devil has always been the devil. Nonetheless we still had to find the Being Human way of doing it.”

Being-Human-BBC-Series-5-Premiere-The-TrinityCaptain Hatch is the Devil!

Yes, the Barry Grand Hotel’s poisoner pensioner – played with superb menace by Phil Davis – is in fact Satan and unsurprisingly he has some rather dark plans.

The series, which has pulled in more than a million viewers, will reach an”apocalyptic end”, with the central characters facing a showdown with the Devil.

“Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC3. However, all good things come to an end.”

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“Over the next five weeks Hal, Tom and Alex will face the most fearsome adversary imaginable… the Devil. Is this a one-way ticket to the apocalypse? What sacrifices must be made to postpone Armageddon?

The father of all evil will rise. Captain Hatch is just itching to inflict chaos on mankind. With the Men In Grey out of action and Crumb running rampant, Hal, Tom and Alex have yet to fully comprehend the scale of the terror that awaits. Or the magnitude of running a seaside hotel.

The end has begun…”

Being Human stars Damien Molony, Michael Socha and Kate Bracken with Whitechapel actor Phil Davis. The original 2008 pilot starred Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough and Guy Flanagan. When the supernatural drama returned in 2009 for its first full series only Tovey remained with Lenora Crichlow and Aiden Turner joining the series.



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