'Being Human' has been axed by BBC Three.

The current series of the supernatural drama - which was created by Toby Whithouse - will be the last and will see the three heroes, Vampire Hal (Damien Molony), Werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and Ghost Alex (Kate Bracken), confronting ultimate evil - the devil.

Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, said: "'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."

Rob Pursey, the show's executive producer, added: "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."

'Being Human' first aired as a stand-alone pilot in 2008 and soon became a popular addition to BBC Three's schedule. It has gained a loyal Sunday night audience, with a ratings high of 1.6 million and a highest average audience of 1.2 million.