Following the departures of Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan, the show’s remaining original cast member Lenora Crichlow left the show at the end of last month’s Series 4 finale, The War Child.
The supernatural drama will return to BBC Three for a fifth series in 2013, with Michael Socha (werewolf Tom), Damien Molony (vampire Hal) and Kate Bracken (ghost Alex) as its regular cast.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Whithouse commented: “From my point of view, it’s a great opportunity. With those three new characters, there’s a completely new dynamic and just tons of ideas and stories you can tell.”
He added: “Don’t get me wrong; it’s sad when we lose characters. But, in many ways Being Human is such a Mexican daytime soap.”
Asked whether the final scenes of Series 4 suggest that the government has knowledge of supernaturals, the writer teased: “I’m more than happy for people to draw their own conclusions on that.”
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