Humans Confirmed for a Second Season
The Synths from Channel 4’s Humans will return for a second season as Channel 4 and AMC announce renewal of the acclaimed sci-fi drama.
The original drama featured stars, Gemma Chan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Katherine Parkinson and Colin Morgan and explored the tensions and issues between humans and humanoid robot servants, known in the shows as Synths. It has gone on to surpass shows from the last 20 years to become Channel 4’s highest-rated drama.
Before it was officially announced, Will Tudor who played android Odi in the series, spoke to Digital Spy of his belief that the show had the potential for a second series.
He said: “I really hope it continues – as much as a viewer as someone who’s in it.
“It explores things that I’ve personally not seen on screen before, and it raises a lot of questions.
“In the first series, there were a couple of things where I thought, ‘Ooh, what about that?’ and ‘What if that happened?’ I think the writers have got a lot more they want to tell, that’s all I’m going to say!”
Tudor’s inkling turned out to be right on the money, as Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wagner went on to defend and confirm the show’s renewal.
“Humans has proved a huge hit with both audiences and critics alike this summer and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and to the team at Kudos for bringing a truly unmissable show to life.
“It also marks a key moment for Channel 4 as we expand our remit for bold and original drama into the international, co-production space. We look forward to working with our partners AMC on series 2 of Humans and to more Synth-related adventures to come.”
AMC Global acquired exclusive first window television rights to Humans from Endemol Shine International, and will debut the first series eight episodes in most AMC Global territories in October, with the second season set to premiere with the UK’s Channel 4 in 2016.