A Werewolf, A Vampire, A Ghost… And Colin Hoult!

© Colin Hoult / Dawn Sedgwick Management

Colin Hoult is to appear in the fifth series of sci-fi smash Being Human next year.

The comic actor has been branching out a lot throughout 2012 – with an appearance in Red Dwarf X still to air in the next few weeks – and he wrapped his final day filming on Being Human today.

For the uninitiated, Being Human tells the story of a house-share between a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost.  It’s original stars, Aiden Turner and Sinead Keenan departed at the end of its third series, whilst Lenora Crichlow and Mongrels guest star Russell Tovey left during series four earlier this year – with an explosive finale featuring the likes of Mark Gatiss, no less. TVO regular Laura Patch also cropped up last season as a goth with an unhealthy life goal…

The show is surrounded in secrecy, so it’s far too early to discover who or what Colin’s character is, but he’ll be joining stars Michael Socha, Damien Molony and Kate Bracken as werewolf Tom, vampire Hal and ghost Alex for at least one episode, directed by Philip John, seen here with the ‘gang’.

© Philip John

John’s website indicates his return for a third Being Human run sees him directing episodes one, two and three, and Colin’s name is currently attached to all three of them – but as soon as we hear more details, we’ll be sure to keep you peeled.  In the meantime, stick to the Being Human blog over at its official BBC page for the latest updates.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that, alongside Richard SandlingFergus CraigRich FulcherJames Bachman and Gareth Tunley, Colin is one of the numerous talents lined up to take part in The 13th Hour Horror Festival at The Leicester Square Theatre later this month, with his own spooky goings on taking over the main house for new Real Horror Show delights.  For more info, check out this earlier peeling.

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