Actor Russell Tovey, who plays lovable werewolf George on BBC 3’s hit series Being Human, has just announced he’s leaving the popular British sci-fi series.
After four seasons of werewolf transformations and running around naked on Being Human, Russell Tovey has announced on Twitter—and through an article in the Guardian—that he’s finished with the series.
The actor cited the exit of actor Aidan Turner and his character, the vampire Mitchell, as the probable catalyst for his departure.
Here’s the revealing bit from the article :
“Well, I’ve actually left Being Human but no one [outside of the show] knows yet,” he says, bursting our bubble. The news will come as a shock to fans, still reeling from Aidan Turner’s exit as his character, Mitchell the vampire, was killed off by George in the season three finale. “Aidan’s left to film The Hobbit in New Zealand [with Peter Jackson] and going on without him on this fourth series felt strange,” says Tovey by way of explanation. But for such a huge sci fi-ish hit on both sides of the Atlantic, doesn’t having only one of the original cast members left put the show in major jeopardy?
“No, with Being Human the story can definitely go on and on,” Tovey insists. “Toby [Whithouse, the writer] still runs it and they can do all sorts … add giants and robots
The news may come as a shock to fans of the series, and it’s quite unclear at this moment if Tovey’s departure will take place during season four or at the end of it.
Are you as shocked and saddened as we are? Or were you expecting this ever since Mitchell bit the vampire dust through George’s hands in Being Human’s dramatic season-three finale? Do you think the series can go on without two of its three original members?