AMC's 'Humans' Commences Production on Season 2
AMC and Channel 4 have announced that filming is underway for the second season of the hit drama series, Humans.
The sci-fi tale offers a parallel present in which the line between humans and artificial intelligence are blurred. Penned by writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, the eight-episode second season is slated for a UK premiere of late 2016, followed by a U.S. airing in early 2017.
Season 2 picks up several months after the events of season 1. Carrie-Anne Moss (Jessica Jones) has joined the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent A.I. expert driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness.
Sam Palladio joins as Ed, a struggling cafe owner trying to revitalise his family business. Marshall Allman will play Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading tech company. Sonya Cassidy and Letitia Wright complete the new castings. Season 1 averaged U.S. ratings of 2.1 million viewers.