Channel 4 and AMC have announced the re-commission of Humans.
A third season of the sci-fi drama will begin filming this autumn, with key cast returning.
The eight new episodes will again be written by series creators Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.
Based on the award-winning Swedish drama Real Humans, Humans launched on Channel 4 in June 2015 and a second season aired last year, averaging a consolidated audience of 2.2m and an 8.0% share. Season 2 was also the No. 1 drama on C4 last year for 16-34 year old viewers.
Beth Willis, Head of Drama at Channel 4 commented: “I can’t wait to see what the extraordinarily talented Sam and Jon do next with this show – no doubt it will be as insightful, surprising and addictive as ever.”
Writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley added: “We’re thrilled to be continuing this story! The Humans audience will know that the end of [Season 2] changed everything. We can’t wait to bring this new world to life – along with the best cast in TV, our amazing partners at Kudos and two fantastically supportive broadcasters in Channel 4 and AMC.”
Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC said: “Humans provides a thrilling look at the evolution of technology and its effect on society. The critical response to Season 2 celebrates the creative vision, dynamic story-telling and compelling portrayals shared by the writers, producers and actors. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Channel 4 and Kudos and look forward to Season 3.”
The third season of Humans will air on Channel 4 in 2018.
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