×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AMC, Channel 4 Renew Sci-Fi Drama ‘Humans’ for Season 2

Show taps into society’s mistrust of advancing technology

LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year.

The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador Films.

The series was a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season, and has averaged 2 million viewers and 1 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years; season one has attracted an 18% share of the U.K. viewing audience on Sundays between 9 p.m-10 p.m.

“Humans,” which is co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of drama series “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” taps into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence. The show explores humans’ inherent fear of the unknown and the possible implications of granting machines consciousness.

Executive producers are Derek Wax and Chris Fry for Kudos, Vincent and Brackley, and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundstroem for Matador Films.

More TV

  • Daisy Haggard Comedy 'Back to Life'

    New Comedy From 'Fleabag' Producers Sets Cast, Starts Production (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

  • Netflix Boards Korean Drama Series ‘Memories

    Netflix Adds Korean Drama Series ‘Memories of the Alhambra’

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

  • 'AHS' Finale Recap: 'Apocalypse Then' Brings

    'American Horror Story' Finale Recap: 'Apocalypse Then' Brings Everything Full Circle

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

  • La Casa De Papel

    Grupo Secuoya Announces Plans for Madrid Content City

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

  • Idris Isan Elba

    Idris Elba's Daughter Isan Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

  • Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey

    Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey Marsh, Acquires BloodList Franchise

    LONDON — AMC and U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a second season of sci-fi drama series “Humans.” Production will start on the eight-episode season next year. The series, which is penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” a.k.a. “MI5”), is based on a Swedish show “Real Humans,” produced by Matador […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content