'Being Human' boss on show's demise: 'All good things come to an end'

Published Feb 7 2013, 11:15 GMT  |  By

Being Human boss Toby Whithouse has written a blog about the news that the show will not be returning after its current fifth series.

The writer and creator said that he could understand fan disappointment, but praised the BBC for its encouragement and support with the supernatural series, which he described as "the little show that could".

Being Human S05E01 - 'The Trinity': Tom (Michael Socha), Alex (KATE BRACKEN), Hal (Damien Molony)

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"A preposterous idea, an epic and circuitous development process, a modest budget - no, we really shouldn't have lasted," wrote Whithouse, who admitted that he couldn't believe his project had spawned 37 episodes, American and online spinoffs, and three novels.

Whithouse thanked his team of writers and various actors across the five series - who have included Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aiden Turner, Michael Socha and Damien Molony.

Speaking about the BBC's support for the series, he praised the broadcaster's "unprecedented level of creative latitude". He also suggested that it was time for the show to move on to "make space for the next Being Human".

Photo gallery - Being Human's next episode 'Sticks and Ropes':
Being Human: S05E02: 'Sticks and Rope'

What has Alex (Kate Bracken) discovered?
Finally, he teased a "thrilling and shocking" ending to season five and said that he hoped it would "keep the fans guessing and speculating for years to come".

"Once the credits on episode 6 roll, the future of all those characters will exist in the imagination of the audience, to do with as they please," said Whithouse.

"But in a way the show always did belong to the fans. Their tenacity, passion and loyalty are what kept the show going and provided inspiration to everyone working on it."

Watch a video from the set of Being Human below: