The British sci-fi drama will not return.
May 20, 2019
There will be no fourth season of AMC and Channel 4 series Humans. The news was posted on social media by creators Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, who expressed their sadness about it ending, as well as their gratitude for the fans and those that worked on the show. It has been nearly one year since its third and now-final season aired.
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.
05/24/19 at 08:50pm
I'm with you @Ed Gordon. Even if it's just a few more episodes to nicely wrap up things. At this rate, less people will want to watch anything that they could get invested in for the fear that the show will end in some cliffhanger or lots of major plot unknowns. If no one watches, then they get no money from advertisers. That or most people stop watching and wait until they can watch a whole season on a streaming channel after they know it's not canceled after one season.
05/22/19 at 10:57pm
How do they not give this a wrap up season. This crap really pisses me off. I think we should all form a group that gets together and class action law suits these idiots. Make them repay us in some way for wasting hours and hours of our lives with no damn payoff. I want my time back damnit!! Or money. Money would be good.
05/22/19 at 10:25pm
Mike dobey - I know you meant: it should have been given a fourth season. Season 1 definitely made me think about what it would be like to have advanced androids as servants. (The tweet above thanks the Swedish team who was behind apparently the first season, but not the rest.) After season 1, little related to what I anticipate in the future so no, it didn’t make ponder about anything philosophical. I know many people have concerns about robots taking over (without emotion), but I don’t even spend time thinking about that. After season 1, the only thought provoking element was about having pretend relationships with androids. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in that. I didn’t take anything else seriously. It was strictly entertainment and half of it I didn’t get into.
05/22/19 at 08:28pm
Steve is pondering deep topics that this show made him think about, but . I think humans did make you question what is alive and has equal rights in a society That much was clearly intended by the writers. This is why I why this show had been given a fourth season.
05/22/19 at 05:11pm
The first season had a lot of hilarity and was different from what followed. The human (not android) family and their android where the stars of season 1. We could see ourselves in that family - it was brilliant. After season 1, all of the incubating subplots broke out and none were quite as interesting, and no more humor. I like Steve’s analysis and the comparison he drew with Star Trek’s trial of android Data. I had forgotten about that. Possibly because I don’t accept emotions from a robot as being real - Data was pure science-fiction to me (as is this series after season 1) as opposed to something I really buy into. So a trial, for example, of androids, I only relate to as science-fiction - it doesn’t challenge anything. If it could be proved that robots can be equal with us - it has to mean we are nothing but robots. I know that many actually believe we are nothing but a simulation (a perfect one at that) on a plane on an edge in the universe, with no free will, the future has already happened, no God exists, and everything in the universe is an accident - while simultaneously believing that something has pulled the strings. I think none of that, only a few believe most of it. So I’m not putting stock into robots that have a conscious as we do. Most of the best philosophers and scientists admit we don’t know what consciousness really is -nothwithstanding the PBS preacher who claims we all share consciousness with each other and the universe (which must include androids) and that this consciousness is God. Ha ha - see where this consciousness fiction takes you! Beyond science fiction. In summary, the first season is partly hilarious and partly real. After that, there’s no hilarity and it depends on the drama writing which is ok.
05/22/19 at 09:22am
I really enjoyed the first season. Season two was just boring. the writers obviously were not expecting to have a second season, and had no ideas.
05/22/19 at 02:37am
Too bad. The first season was boring right up until the last 15 minutes of the fourth episode -- and then all of a sudden it became crazy insane as everything before it began to pay off.
This show had the guts to explore what it means to be human. There was a classic ST:NG show where Data was put on trial to prove his "humanity" and Picard asked "What if there are millions of Datas?". "Humans" tried to answer that question over its three seasons. I can't say that it always succeeded but it never tried to duck the question.
05/21/19 at 07:35pm
Humans was a excellent show. It took place in a version of our tim that was more advanced than we are. The third season is worth watching wether it was cancelled or not.
05/21/19 at 02:14pm
Sad to see it end, will watch last season to finish it up..
05/21/19 at 12:05pm
I’m a super slow watcher - I’m nine episodes in arrears. I’ll probably never watch them now. After a good start, its direction was too many. The plot dispersed with the robots so this viewer’s interest ebbed and flowed, but ultimately I didn’t care enough. It is a unique and excellent take on robots, but after season one, it lost some of its way. A little less human conspiracy would have worked better. I blame the cunning humans, not the cunning human robots - they get a pass.
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