‘Humans’ Gets Season 2 Renewal From AMC, Channel 4

The sci-fi drama centers on people utilizing robotic servants that are so similar to real humans, the technology starts transforming the way we live


AMC and Channel 4 have renewed “Humans” for an eight-episode Season 2, the networks and production company Kudos announced on Friday.

The cable drama, which has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings, will enter production next year.

The series, based on Swedish science-fiction drama “Real Humans” from Matador Films, takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ — a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.

“Humans” is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, and produced by Kudos in association with Matador. Vincent and Brackley both executive produce, along with Derek Wax and Chris Fry for Kudos, as well as Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films.

Gemma Chan, William Hurt, Tom Goodman-Hill and Katherine Parkinson are among the stars.

“We’re so pleased to announce a second season of ‘Humans’ and extend our terrific partnership with Channel 4, Kudos and the stellar cast, crew and writers Sam and Jonathan,”  Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV, said in a statement.

“As one of the year’s top new cable series, ‘Humans’ has been embraced by fans and critics across the U.S. and UK. We’re looking forward to continuing this very captivating story and further exploring the show’s parallel, Synth-filled world that hits so disturbingly close to home.”