Syfy is giving the ax to a drama series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the NBCUniversal-owned cable network made the official announcement today that it is canceling "Being Human."
The show is currently in the midst of its 13-episode fourth season, and will end its run after the season wraps.
In a statement announcing the cancellation, the cable channel said: "Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora."
THR adds: "’Being Human,’ a North American adaptation of the popular British supernatural drama, debuted in January 2011 to nearly 2 million viewers and centered on a werewolf, vampire and ghost who lived together. The current season picked up four months after the events of the season-three finale. Never a ratings hit, ‘Being Human’ hovered around 1 million viewers for its most recent run of episodes."
Syfy has been undergoing a reorganization in its executive ranks, as we reported earlier.
The THR report notes: "At the moment, the remaining scripted originals on Syfy’s docket are Ron Moore’s ‘Helix,’ ‘Haven’ (with a supersized fifth season), ‘Bitten’ and ‘Defiance,’ as well as Canadian dramas ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Continuum.’"
Here’s a video from some of the stars of "Being Human" about the show’s winding down: