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New series for Being Human show

Being Human
The show has been a big hit with critics

A new series of the critically acclaimed BBC Three show Being Human has been commissioned, the BBC says.

The show, which chronicles the lives of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living in modern-day Bristol, will return for another eight-part series.

The show, starring Russell Tovey, has received rave reviews and attracted a high of over one million viewers.

BBC Three boss Danny Cohen said he was "thrilled" the "hugely popular" show would be returning.

"It's also a very important staging-post in the successful development of home-grown young drama on BBC Three," he added.

The Guardian newspaper has likened the show to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 90s BBC drama This Life.

In The Sun, Lorraine Kelly said it was a "brilliant comedy drama".

The current series comes to a climax on Sunday.



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