Channel 4 has released new details about what’s coming up in the next season of Humans.
The sci-fi drama’s second season began filming in April, with Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Will Tudor, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Neil Maskell and Ruth Bradley all reprising their roles from last year’s Season 1.
New additions to the Humans cast include Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Marshall Allman (True Blood), Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise) and Letitia Wright (Banana).
Season 2 begins on Channel 4 next month and is set several months on from the events of Season 1’s finale.
“Niska (Berrington) is still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Chan), Leo (Morgan) and Max (Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage.
“As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house. Joe, Laura and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight.
“In the US, Milo Khoury (Marshall Allman), a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company is pioneering new research. But he needs help and attempts to recruit Dr Athena Morrow (Carrie-Anne Moss) – the country’s pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert. Suspicious of his motives and focused on her own work Morrow is single-minded in her drive to create a new kind of machine consciousness.
“As an emerging form of intelligent life – the synths – and an established one – humanity – fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which continues to ask: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?”
Written by former Spooks showrunners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, eight new episodes of the sci-fi drama were commissioned last year after the show became Channel 4’s highest rated new drama series in over 20 years.
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