The M/C Interview: Toby Whithouse on vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and 'Being Human'
As with comic books, I'm somewhat slow to find TV shows during their first run on whatever channel airs them, often catching up with them on DVD instead. I'm that guy who picks up trade collections to read comics, catching up with something like "Y The Last Man" once it hits book form, and I'm the guy who discovered "Deadwood" as a group of DVD box sets instead of on HBO.
As a result, when I'm sent shows on DVD, I'll almost always give them a try. If the premise even slightly appeals to me, I'll throw the first disc on and see if anything hooks me. With the show "Being Human," I hesitated briefly because I had a hard time imagining how anyone would wring fresh life from a show about a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire sharing a flat in London.
That's where Toby Whithouse comes in.
Whithouse is the creator of the series, and after seeing what he did with that very, very basic premise, I was happy to hop on the phone with him to discuss the show's first two seasons and where he might be headed with it in the future:
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