No that's not the beginning of a joke, it's the premise for the BBC show Being Human. The show, whose 1st Season hits shelves on DVD & Blu-ray Tuesday (keep reading for a chance to win a copy), returns to BBC America for season 2 on Saturday, July 24th at 10/9c, immediately following the Season Finale of Doctor Who.
The series follows George, the werewolf, and Mitchell, the Vampire, as they move into a new flat, which happens to be haunted by Annie, a lovesick ghost, as they try to live normal lives, despite their dark secrets. You can see the first 7 minutes of Season 2 below:
And if you want to catch up with the 1st season, now's your chance, as BBC America has provided me with a copy on Blu-ray for one lucky winner. Just send me an e-mail before Monday night at midnight with your name, address, and which monster you like best, Vampire, Werewolf, or Ghost, and why.
You can see more info on the set and some videos below.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 20th:
(Prizing provided courtesy of BBC)
• Deleted scenes
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Video diaries
• Character profiles
• Interview with creator Toby Whithouse
George Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Gavin & Stacey)
Mitchell Aidan Turner (Desperate Romantics, The Clinic)
Annie Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, The Bill)
Synopsis: Being Human is an extraordinary look into the lives of hospital porters George (Tovey) and Mitchell (Turner). Toiling anonymously in Bristol, England, they lead lives of quiet desperation under the burden of a terrible secret - Mitchell's a vampire and George is a werewolf. Deciding to start life afresh and leave behind the dark side, they move into a house, only to find that Annie (Lenora Crichlow), the ghost of a woman killed in mysterious circumstances, haunts it. As the three deal with the challenges of their new lives together, they're united in their desire to blend in with their human neighbors. However, with unwelcome intruders into their world, a threatened revolution from the vampire underworld, constant threats of exposure, and the day-to-day issues faced by young people - the only thing they may be able to rely on is each other.