Early “Hobbit” Set Photos, Turner Talks

Some exclusive pics of “The Hobbit” sets being built in Miramar, New Zealand have gone up at The One Ring, specifically what looks like a Dwarf stronghold (The Lonely Mountain?).

Meanwhile, talking up the third season launch of the UK “Being Human” on BBC America, actor Aidan Turner tells EW that he and his fellow dwarf cast mates are currently growing out their beards for the film – “we’re just trying stuff out and seeing what it looks like.” They’re all currently in ‘dwarf boot camp’ in preparation for the film.

Turner’s commitment to the lengthy project has raised questions as to whether he will be returning for a fourth season of ‘Human’. He says nothing has been decided as yet – “It fuels gossip and stuff. it’s a long shoot over here for The Hobbit. it’s two movies. We haven’t talked yet about dates for series four of Being Human. it’s so up in the air and it’s so far away that I can’t really commit to anything. And they need to plot out storylines and see how long they need Mitchell for, so I guess we won’t know until a later date what’s going on.”