“Humans” is set to return for its second season this month, and fans couldn’t be more excited about seeing Mia (Gemma Chan) and the rest of the synths after they went their separate ways to lead new lives. However, some viewers think that the new series, “Westworld,” might dampen the Channel 4 show’s popularity as the HBO show is also focused on artificial intelligence and has a stellar cast which includes Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, and Anthony Hopkins.
Ahead of the “Humans” season 2 premiere, Chan talked about the rival show and whether it will have an effect on their show’s viewership. Speaking at a special screening of the series in London, the actress told Express.co.uk that she has watched the first few episodes of the HBO series and that she “really loved it.”
“I think the territory their show and our show explores, these questions of who are we, what makes us human, these questions are so rich and the answers are infinite,” said the actress. “I think there’s room for more than one show in this area, I really enjoyed it.”
Co-creator Sam Vincent was also at the screening and echoed Chan’s sentiments, saying that he is excited to watch the HBO series and see what they have done differently.
“If there’s room for a 156 shows about cops, there’s room for two android TV series,” said Vincent.
Season 2 will pick up with Mia pretending to be a run-of-the-mill synth as she works at a caf in Margate. Later in the season, she develops a crush on her boss, Ed, who will be played by Sam Palladio. Meanwhile, Niska (Emily Berrington) is in Berlin blending in and has a romantic relationship with a woman. The new season will also see the debut of new characters such as Dr. Athena Morrow, who will be played by “Matrix” star Carrie-Anne Moss.
“Humans” season 2 premieres in the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 on Oct. 30 and in the United States in 2017 on AMC.