It feels like eons have passed since the second season finale of SyFy’s Being Human. Even though the third season doesn’t kick off for another couple of months, it’ll be here before we know it. Time flies around the holidays and thankfully, shortly afterwards, we’ll get to find out just what’s happening with our supernatural trio.
SyFy posted a press release stating that the third season will kick off on Monday January 14th, as part of their “Powerful Mondays” line up. Last season ended with Suren getting staked by her mother, Aidan was sent to ground (literally) for trying to take Mother down, Sally’s lost in limbo, and Josh was set on killing his maker, Ray, but Nora showed up right at the end. Shots were fired but we have no clue by who.
The new season will no doubt address all of those plot points, as well as introduce new and exciting dangers the three will have to face. Kristen Hager has been promoted to a series regular, which I think is great. Last season Hager crushed it in her role as Nora and adding another female to the mix can’t hurt. Mark Pelligrino will return as Aidan’s maker Bishop, in flashbacks no doubt, and Kyle Schmid also returns as Aidan’s “son” Henry. For a list of other guest stars, check out the full press release below.
NEW YORK – October 15, 2012 – The third season of Syfy’s hit drama series Being Human will premiere on Monday, January 14 at 9PM, it was announced today. Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington with Kristen Hager, joining this year as a series regular. The season will consist of 13 episodes.
Season 2 ended with Aidan (Sam Witwer) buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally (Meaghan Rath) lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s (Sam Huntington) plot to kill his Maker Ray, endangering Nora instead.
The new season also features a stellar lineup of new and returning guest stars including:
Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Revolution) as Aidan’s vampire mentor Bishop; Amy Aquino (Harry’s Law, ER) as Donna, a witch whose supernatural spells are sought out to help find Sally; Xander Berkeley (Nikita) as Liam, father of purebred werewolf twins who is intent on locating his missing children; Bobby Campo (Final Destination) as Max, a young mortician who develops a connection with Sally; and Kyle Schmid (Copper/The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) returning as Aidan’s vampire protégé/”son” Henry.
Season 2 of Syfy’s Being Human delighted both fans and new viewers seeing its audience increase over its first season. This year the show averaged 2.115 million viewers per week (10% over Season 1) and also increased double digits in key demos: 1.27 million Adults 18-49 (+19%) and 1.28 million Adults 25-54 (+23%).
Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with ZODIAK USA and is based on the acclaimed series created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper. Executive producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who is both writer and showrunner, and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking, The Phantom) is series producer.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
I’m really excited that this show has done so well and is returning. I was apprehensive at first because I was quite smitten with the BBC version. While SyFy’s version followed a loose outline of its predecessor, it has since paved a road independent of the British show, which I’m thankful for. This show works best when Witwer, Huntington and Rath all share screen time and that is something that the second season lacked. I’m really hoping we get to see more of them together this time around.
I’ve recapped every episode from the get go so if you need to catch up, be sure to read the recaps. Also, you stream the first season on Netflix and I imagine the second season isn’t too far behind.Being Human, Being Human Season 3, Being Human Season 3 Premiere date, Kyle Schmid, Mark Pelligrino, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer