‘Humans’ story hints revealed for Season 2

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.

Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here.

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).

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Season 2 begins on Channel 4 next month and is set several months on from the events of Season 1’s finale.

Pre-order Season 2 on DVD on Amazon here.

“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?”

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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.

Are you looking forward to Season 2? Let us know below…

  • Edward Delingford

    I really enjoyed the small canvas of the first series and hope that if the second series has a storyline with multiple international threads that it doesn’t unbalance what was unique and appealing in the original series. Along with Moffat era Doctor Who, particularly series 8 and 9, Humans was one of the most wonderfully intelligent and compellingly acted and written slices of sci-fi on television in years.

    • Oliver Martin

      Humans was great and confident series 2 will be good. The overall vision and cohesion of the show was top grade and when you have that, it makes further world building easier.

      I think though DW series 9 has not been bettered as a ‘standalone’ scifi series. It’s not just the superior acting and writing (for once, it’s not just Steven Moffat writing pitch perfect fiercely intelligent material. With the exception of Sleep No More, all of the episodes were wonderfully integrated into the bigger themes of the series). What marks this out is how confident the series was in telling its stories. Every aspect behind and front of the camera at the top of their game.

    • Greetl

      Humans and Capaldi Era Who both among best things on TV over last few years deffo. Lucky that both shown on TV in Australia very soon after broadcast in UK. Really looking forward to both.