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Being Human - The BBC Announces 'Season 3' on DVD and High-Def Blu-ray

Arrives in the USA in early May, and coming to Canada a month later

Posted by David Lambert

"There are times when you don't know whether to scream with
fear or laughter. Being Human is frightfully good" - TV Guide


US Street Date: 5/3/11
DVD SRP: $49.98
Blu-ray SRP: $59.98

Canada Street Date: 6/7/11
DVD SRP: $62.48
Blu-ray SRP $74.98

New York, February 24, 2011 - This Spring, the third season of BBC AMERICA's original hit supernatural series about a group of friends trying to live normal lives despite their unusual afflictions, Being Human, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. Being Human: Season Three had its U.S. broadcast premiere February 19 on BBC AMERICA, and airs through April 9. The DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include deleted scenes, extended interviews and Sinead's set tour. Earlier this year, a U.S. version of the BBC AMERICA hit series, Being Human, premiered on SyFy.

A BBC AMERICA co-production, Being Human stars Russell Tovey (Gavin & Stacey), Sinead Keenan (Doctor Who), Lenora Crichlow (Material Girl) and Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as werewolf George, werewolf Nina, ghost Annie and vampire Mitchell - four friends doing the best they can to cope with the supernatural challenges of their lives while trying to blend in with their human neighbors.

Season Three boasts an impressive array of guest-stars, including Lacey Turner (EastEnders) as Lia, who Mitchell meets in Purgatory, Robson Green (Wire In The Blood) as primitive werewolf McNair, Michael Socha (This Is England '86) as McNair's son Tom, Paul Kaye (It's All Gone Pete Tong) as twisted vampire Vincent, Craig Roberts (Young Dracula) as teenage vampire Adam; Nicola Walker (MI-5) as social worker Wendy, James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as George's father George Sr.; and Jason Watkins making an eventful return as vampire leader Herrick.

Being Human first premiered on BBC AMERICA in 2009 and quickly won over fans and critics alike. The New York Times recently said that the UK series "has energy, and interesting characters, and a pulpy momentum that keeps you engaged in its kitchen-sink drama meets Bram Stoker story lines," and Variety called it "improbably absorbing, wonderfully sly." In addition, the cast and creator have appeared to sold-out crowds at the last two years of San Diego Comic-Con.

The showdown last season with Kemp, a member of a secretive organization whose mission is to pursue supernatural beings, and Lucy Jaggat has forced some changes for the friends. Couple George and Nina plus Mitchell have fled their beloved house in Bristol and are looking for a new house to rent in Wales. They are also without Annie, who is stuck in purgatory and desperately trying to escape.

George - Russell Tovey (Gavin & Stacey, Little Dorrit)
Mitchell - Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Desperate Romantics)
Annie - Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, The Bill)
Nina - Sinead Keenan (Doctor Who, Taggart)

Being Human is a Touchpaper Television and BBC AMERICA co-production for the BBC.

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