Posted: 09/26/2010


Being Human Season 2

by Del Harvey

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This September, the BBC is unleashing to DVD and Blu-ray the second season of the hit BBC AMERICA supernatural drama – Being Human. Premiering on BBC AMERICA July 24, the new season marks the return of Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Gavin & Stacey), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, The Bill) and Aidan Turner (Desperate Romantics, The Clinic) as three twenty-somethings living double lives as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. The second season picks up after the defeat of vampire leader Herrick, with the trio trying to re-enter the human world only to discover that there are new enemies and dangers lurking at every turn.

Being Human: Season Two follows hot on the heels of the DVD and Blu-ray release of Being Human: Season One on July 20, 2010. Created by Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Being Human was an immediate hit after premiering on BBC AMERICA, ranking as one of the most popular shows in the history of the channel and playing to a packed audience at last year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Winning over critics, The Los Angeles Times proclaimed “Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import.”

The Being Human: Season Two DVD and Blu-ray collections feature over seven hours of content including all eight episodes as well as over an hour of bonus material including behind-the-scenes featurettes and hidden Easter Eggs.

It’s tough being supernatural. Mitchell’s (Turner) romance with a feisty doctor is disrupted by a vampire community in disarray. George’s (Tovey) relationship with a new girlfriend is undermined by an uncontrollable twist in his werewolf existence. Plus, Annie (Crichlow) receives a brutal reminder that life as a spirit is full of challenges. Meanwhile, all three of them are threatened by CenSSA, a religious organization committed to the destruction and conversion of supernatural entities operated by the mysterious Professor Jaggat and the sinister, cold-hearted Kemp. Just when your inner demons might be conquered, it’s the outer demons that won’t go away.

• Behind the Scenes Featurettes:
• Blood Bursting
• The Caves
• Unleashing the Beast
• The Swinging Sixties
• Behind the Makeup
• Making the New Werewolf
• Train Carnage
• Easter Eggs

George Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Gavin & Stacey)
Mitchell Aidan Turner (Desperate Romantics, The Clinic)
Annie Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, The Bill)

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

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Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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