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Gemma Chan & cast returning to C4 sci-fi drama

Channel 4 and AMC’s critically acclaimed sci-fi drama Humans has been commissioned for a third series.

The eight-part series made by Kudos (Apple Tree Yard, Broadchurch) is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks: The Greater Good), and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans” created by Lars Lundstrom.

Set in a parallel present, the series explores what happens when the line between human and machine becomes blurred, and stars Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Will Tudor, Lucy Careless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davies and Ruth Bradley.

Humans Series 2, episode one achieved a consolidated audience of 3.4m viewers and the No. 1 drama on C4 last year for 16-34 year olds. The series airs in America on AMC with similar ratings, achieving the top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the USA.

Diederick Santer, CEO of Kudos and Executive Producer Derek Wax said: “The world that Sam and Jon have so vividly created is set to unfold and reveal itself in even more meaningful, exciting and complex ways and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for our cast of incredible characters.”

Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley said: “We’re thrilled to be continuing this story! The Humans audience will know that the end of series 2 changed everything. We can’t wait to bring this new world to life – along with the best cast in TV, our amazing partners at Kudos and two fantastically supportive broadcasters in Channel 4 and AMC.”

Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC said; “‘Humans‘ provides a thrilling look at the evolution of technology and its effect on society. 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.”

Humans Series  3 will air in Autumn 2017.