‘Being Human’: Series 5 story details revealed

An official synopsis for the new series of Being Human has been released to promote the DVD, out in February.

"Hal, Tom and Alex are three housemates with some serious issues on their hands, and they’re not all about the washing up rota. Hal is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom is a hardened werewolf and Alex has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost.

"Strapped to a chair in the living room, Hal is finding it tough going cold-turkey – mostly because the mess Tom has made is really bothering him. But when Tom and Alex release Hal, they’re not to know it’s far too soon to be letting a blood-thirsty vampire onto the streets...


"When Hal recruits Crumb as a vampire and welcomes him to the supernatural world, the meek becomes mighty and we see what happens when a bullied man finds his bite. Meanwhile, Rook – head of a shady government department in charge of keeping the supernatural world secret – is given some devastating news."

Series 5's six new episodes are expected to begin airing on BBC Three in January.

Episode summaries

5x01: Tom and Hal have been sacked from their jobs, we're reintroduced to Mr Rook and have two other villains in Captain Hatch and a vampire named Crumb (Colin Hoult). Also, we're meeting the first supernatural trinity as well.

5x02: Honolulu Heights is haunted and Captain Hatch gives an impressive baddie speech.

5x03: Julia Barrett plays a deluded werewolf named Larry and Amanda Hale plays an unlikely Regency Ghost. Also a great comedy episode for Tom.

5x04: A big episode for Crumb and also another werewolf guest with Ricky Grover playing an innocent one named Bobby.

5x05: A big lead up to the climax when all the stories start crashing into each other, also has a rather exciting five minutes and features Kathryn Prescott as Natasha.

5x06: The finale with cameos from characters from last year (none of the original cast). We're also told what Captain Hatch's plan is and we get to see it played out.

Now onto the grittier stuff - Captain Hatch is actually the devil and he's able to get people to kill themselves with words.

Also, Mr Rook is an ambivalent characters. Sometimes he'll be an ally to the Honolulu Heights gang, sometimes he won't be.

We'll also be getting some more flashbacks with Hal as well as seeing him taking on a manager's position in the Barry Grand Hotel where Hatch is residing.

Hatch is also twisted by his own malevolence, hence his current physical condition as well and his arc is about his slow climb back to power.

And the show returns in February.

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