Watch Being Human S4 prequel that reveals new vamp's mystery past

Season four of the original U.K. hit supernatural drama series Being Human is almost at our doors—okay, at our British friends' doors, but we expect to get it on our side of the pond soon after—and the BBC has decided to whet our appetites with a short video prequel that focuses on the new vampire in town, Hal.

Played by newcomer Damien Molony, Hal has been described by the actor as a ''very posh'' and ''very upper-class'' bloodsucker, but it'll be obvious, after you've seen this new video prequel, that Hal is a little something other than upper-class. At least as far as concerns his human birth.

Here's a short blurb of the prequel video:

It's 1955. Leo is beaten, bloodied and chained up, awaiting his next dog fight. Hal is tormented and angry—confused by Leo, who appears unafraid. The two men discuss their fate and their future.

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse says of Molony: ''Hand on heart, I think he's one of the most exciting and versatile actors of his generation. Watching his performance grow over the filming was a joy.''

While we don't think Hal will ever replace Mitchell (Aidan Turner, who dramatically left Being Human at the end of season three for the greener pastures of Middle-earth and The Hobbit) in our aching and still-very-much-broken hearts we're willing to give the new character a chance.

How about you?

[Update to yesterday's promo pics post: Actress Sinead Keenan, who played George's (Russell Tovey) girlfriend Nina, has been confirmed as having left the series after season three ended.]

In the meanwhile, we can get our Being Human fix with season two of Syfy's own excellent version this upcoming Monday, Jan. 16, at 9 p.m.

(via inkblurboy youtube page and BBC Press pack)

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