The sci-fi drama will return in 2018.
March 28, 2017
It is being reported that AMC has renewed Humans for a third season. The good news comes one week after the sci-fi drama aired its sophomore season finale in the U.S., capping another eight-episode run that drew continued critical praise despite a marked drop in its viewership.
Co-produced by AMC in the states and Channel 4 in Britain, Humans takes place in a world where highly intelligent consumer-level androids, aka synths, are commonplace in society. They are so similar to their live counterparts that the technology is drastically transforming people's lives - in both good ways and bad.
Eight new episodes have been ordered for Season 3 of Humans, with production beginning this fall for an expected premiere in 2018.
04/06/17 at 01:08pm
I have enjoyed this show from the very beginning. I really loved how different seasons one and two are. Without getting into spoilers, what I mean by that is how season one really focused on explaining the synths and their very deeply woven role with human society. In S1 we learned *what* they were and in S2 we began to learn *who* they were. I have a feeling that S3 will delve into more of who and what they are to each other, meaning we will start to see just how "human" (or not) their interpersonal relationships will be. We started to see this a bit this season, especially with the way they portrayed Hester and Niska's reasons for violence. Their actions were very similar in the sense that they were both very willing to solve problems violently, but the logic and reasoning they used to justify their violence could not have been more different.
What's so great is that the show is filled to the brim with deeper issues like that. I think it probably has to do with it being a British, not American show. If the concept for this show had been developed in America, there's no way it would have made it through even a first season. Instead of a smart, well planned psychological and emotional drama, we'd have a show that was more focused on how the synths were made and what they can do along with how much the public loves and hates them. It'd basically be a strange combination of The Terminator, I Robot and every procedural crime drama ever.
That's not to say that this show is flawless. It certainly is not. Like all Brit shows, it can be painfully slow at times. The Joe character is all over the map. He's super helpful to the 'cause' at times and then he's 'family first, to hell with everything' at others. The whole arc of Joe and Laura's marriage difficulties was being explored fantastically in the beginning of Season 2, then it just sorta vanished. Add in the confusing relationship between Leo and Mattie and you've got a good mix of things the writers and developers need to work on. But even if one were to add all of the shows flaws together and apply them to a scale of ten, they'd hardly reach two.
I suppose I'll stop here, because I could probably write an entire dissertation on this show! The bottom line for me is that while the show isn't exactly a "nail biting edge of your seat sensation" and it's not exactly a "deep philosophical journey" I think Humans has found a nice spot. It's not exactly in the middle, but kind of in the middle and off to the side a little bit. Which I think is a good place for a show like this. Considering how the finale left things, I'm very curious to see if they'll be able to maintain the same unique tempo in season three. :)
03/31/17 at 02:43pm
A, this is a good sci fi series. The idea of androids getting ai intelligence and a soul basically is a good one. I am glad it's coming back for a third season. The 100 is excellent sci fi and it's coming back for a 5th. The expanse is one of the best sci fi shows since 'battlestar gallactica' and it's renewed for two more seasons!. 'incorporated" was good but it got cancelled.
03/30/17 at 09:41pm
Mr. "A"' are you related to Mr. T? I mistakenly left off the ".S" (of my handle) earlier. So forgeting the A, T, .S, Almost Human, Humans, confusion, I give a hearty recommendation based on season 1. Season 1 wrapped up a lot of things, and there wasn't a whole lot of killing. Season 2 could well go a much different route, and the story is guaranteed to have different life. Hopefully, it stays good. It's funny that William Hurt is listed first in the credits above when he didn't make it out of season one and his role was fairly small. Besides the leading android, the human mom was the star of season 1. I think someone was joking about the English accent below, but the seemingly ordinary British mom was particularly effective and realistic.
03/29/17 at 08:26pm
Steve: I only meant I get them mixed up in name. I've actually never seen any of this series. But my dad is always looking for good TV (especially sci-fi) that lasted more than a single season so I'll have to prod him to be sure he's looked into this one.
03/29/17 at 06:18am
Now this is great news for a great show. Very good indeed!
03/28/17 at 03:50pm
Oh good, I was a little worried because they seemed like they dumped the last four episodes by airing them back to back, plus the ending seemed a little part cliff hanger and a little part "End of series, thanks for watching"
03/28/17 at 03:37pm
This is a great show, but the British accents are difficult to decipher at times.
03/28/17 at 03:30pm
There is no relationship to Almost Human except that the leading android is outstanding. Almost Human was 99% fantasy and Humans is 59% fantasy. Except for the robot revolution, one can imagine having the androids around and the problems they cause. There are some great characters and performances in humans. I only have seen the first season so far. The second is teed up. I hope it remains good but I can imagine it going south if it loses the human aspect, in favor of mad androids.
03/28/17 at 09:32am
I keep mixing this up with Almost Human and think "I thought that died a long time ago" and get really confused.