Russell Tovey To Leave BBC’s Being Human

by on November 13, 2011

in Entertainment

Being Human on BBC America

Yep, you read right.  I caught a piece over on Blastr reporting that Russell Tovey has announced that he’s exiting the BBC version of Being Human.  That’s the original Being Human that Syfy’s version is based on.

Tovey said he’s finished with the show and made note that part of his decision was based on the fact that Aidan Turner had exited the show.


[spoiler]In the BBC version, Mitchell (the vampire) was dusted by George, the werewolf.  (At Mitchell’s request.)[/spoiler]

I called the above bit a spoiler because the Syfy version, so far, has mirrored the BBC’s version rather closely.

As far as the show being able to continue without George, Tovey is pretty confident that they can do that.  Even if it means adding giants and robots.

The details on when he’ll leave is unknown… being if he goes away before, during or at the end of the series.

George is a very likable character and he’ll be sorely missed!  And if you’re wondering, I like both shows equally well.  Despite the Syfy version covering the same territory as the first one, it’s still rather engaging.  It’s like watching repeats, but with different actors, so they still feel fresh.  And Syfy’s version is pretty good as it is.

So for me, you can’t go wrong with either Being Human.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Simmons November 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

Yes Paul, George is rather integral to the collective. I hope it works out… but I’m not holding my breath on this one. The magic of this particular group has been disbanded!

paul forcey November 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

I don’t see how it can survive with George gone, I could not even name most of the other characters and I watch both the Uk and the USA version..

Unless they bring Mitchells long lost twin brother back..who then turns out to be a robot..

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