It’s the British supernatural series that created a worldwide brand and even spawned a hit US remake.
But after five seasons, the BBC has wielded the axe on its drama Being Human.
First airing as a stand-alone pilot in 2008 on BBC3, it later ordered to series and the first full season began the following year.
The story followed a group of unusual flatmates – a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who were all trying to live among humans with often disastrous consequences.
The BBC’s decision to end the drama comes at a time when budget cuts in drama on BBC3 are beginning to bite following the public broadcaster’s Delivering Quality First report.
Being Human was created and written Toby Whithouse, executive produced by Rob Pursey and produced by Zodiak Media-owned Touchpaper.
The first episode of the fifth and final season began airing this month.
Meanwhile, the third season of the US remake, also called Being Human, aired on US cable channel Syfy and Canadian network Space in January. It is produced by Muse Entertainment.