Bye, George. Russell Tovey Leaves BBC’s “Being Human”

I love George. If you’ve seen the show, you love George too – and I don’t need to qualify that because you’re reading this post. He’s sweet, dorky, and a bad-ass werewolf – what’s not to adore? So, get ready to have your hairy little heart broken: as announced on his Twitter account and in this Guardian article, Russell Tovey has left BBC’s Being Human. Series 4 (airing 2012) will be the last in which he plays our favourite werewolf.

Tovey cites co-star Aidan Turner‘s departure from the show as a factor in the decision. “Aidan’s left to film The Hobbit in New Zealand,” he told The Guardian, “and going on without him on this fourth series felt strange.” That’s fine, that’s understandable, and it’s also deliciously ironic if you OH WAIT SPOILERS. Tovey’s other show Him & Her probably (definitely) had something to do with the decision as well – the first series was well-received, and the second series is currently earning positive reviews on BBC3.

Of course, George isn’t the only werewolf on Being Human, but dang, he’ll be missed. No word yet on how he’ll will be written out of the show– how would you do it, if you had a say in the story?