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HUMANS Renewed for a Second Season

AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series HUMANS has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of Utopia and Broadchurch, the first season tapped into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence. What does it mean to be human? Can the very traits through which we define humanity (love, trust, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice) be taught? What really is family? Exploring humans’ inherent fear of the unknown and the possible implications of granting machines consciousness, the final episodes will leave viewers on a thrilling cliff-hanger.

“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,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV. “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.”

Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years.

Derek Wax, executive producer from Kudos, added: “As producers, we’re so thrilled to have been able to work with Sam and Jon on such provocative and challenging ideas and stories. We’re delighted that viewers have connected with the series so wholeheartedly and look forward to continuing the wonderfully collaborative relationship with Channel 4 and AMC. And of course, going back to Synth School to learn some new moves for series two.”

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HUMANS airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.

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