The BBC has announced that the current season of supernatural drama Being Human is to be the last.
Last week’s first episode of the most recent series, the first not to star any of the original cast, was greeted by mixed reviews.
The show first aired in 2008 as a pilot and has since won audiences of up 1.6million.
However the current fifth series opened with 731,000 viewers, the show’s lowest audience yet.
Being Human was created by Toby Whithouse and is produced for BBC Three by Touchpaper.
In a statement executive producer Rob Pursey, said: “Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement. It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way”
Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, added: “Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three. It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby and the production team for their vision and passion.
“However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”