'Humans' latest news: TV series renewed for third season

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The Synths are coming back. In collaboration with UK’s Channel 4 and Kudos, “Humans” is renewed for a third season on AMC.

“‘Humans’ provides a thrilling look at the evolution of technology and its effect on society,” said Joel Stillerman (via Variety), president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV.

“The critical response to season two 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 three,” Stillerman continued.

Created by British team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, “Humans” is a sci-fi drama series adapted from the highly-acclaimed Swedish series, “Real Humans.” It depicts the co-existence of humanoid robots called Synths and the human population.

Like the previous seasons, the upcoming installment is expected to have eight episodes.

“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,” Beth Willis, head of drama at Channel 4, stated and added that she is looking forward to work with the two networks and cast members of the show once again.

In the show, the Synths were initially created to protect and serve real humans. However, chaos has emerged after they were given consciousness and free will.

The second season ended with Mattie (Lucy Carless) uploading the consciousness program to re-enable Mia (Gemma Chan). The misbehaved Synth named Hester (Sonya Cassidy) was also re-activated, but Niska (Emily Berrington) shut her down again.

However, the program affected all other Synths. Sam (Billy Jenkins) was helping Karen’s (Ruth Bradley) suicidal attempt, but it was interrupted when the former started to scream out of fear. Mia was seen carrying Leo (Colin Morgan) to the ambulance, with a spark of consciousness seen in her eyes.

The third season of “Humans” is set to premiere in 2018 on AMC in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the UK.