The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans, but Syfy has officially announced that they have renewed ‘Being Human’ for a fourth season.
The series is one of the most successful scripted shows for the network (along with ‘Warehouse 13’) and has been an all-around performer both on air and via digital distribution. It also touts a very active social media space helped along by live tweets during the show’s airings by cast members Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Season 3 finale titled ‘Ruh Roh,’ which aired on Monday, April 8th. The series ended with an average of 1.8 million total viewers weekly and remains one of Syfy’s youngest and most female-skewing scripted dramas (which, considering the cast, comes to no surprise).
“Being Human really hit its stride creatively this year,” raves Syfy’s president of original content Mark Stern. “This show has become a signature series for Syfy and we are thrilled to have it return in 2014.”
For those who aren’t familiar with the series, ‘Being Human’ is actually an American version of the British series of the same name about vampire Aiden (Sam Witwer), werewolves newlyweds Josh (Sam Huntington) and Nora (Kristen Hager) and ghostly Sally (Meaghan Rath) as they struggle to suppress their supernatural tendencies and temptations and try to live a life of “being human.”
Now that the announcement has been made, fans no longer have to wonder if their beloved series will be getting the same treatment as other fan favorite Syfy shows such as ‘Eureka’, ‘Stargate: Universe’, ‘Caprica‘ and ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ Unfortunately, while the American version has been renewed, British television audiences just found out earlier in the year that their version has been cancelled after 5 seasons. Let’s hope our ‘Being Human’ will last a few more seasons longer!
While no start date for the series was announced, it still is comforting to know that fans will have another 13 more episodes to see what will happen with the paranormal roommates.