PRODUCTION BEGINS ON SEASON TWO OF AMC, CHANNEL 4 AND KUDOS' ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES, "HUMANS"
CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, SAM PALLADIO, MARSHALL ALLMAN, SONYA CASSIDY AND LETITIA WRIGHT JOIN CAST
GEMMA CHAN, KATHERINE PARKINSON, TOM GOODMAN-HILL, EMILY BERRINGTON, WILL TUDOR, COLIN MORGAN, IVANNO JEREMIAH, NEIL MASKELL AND RUTH BRADLEY REPRISE THEIR ROLES IN THE SERIES
New York/London - April 21, 2016 AMC and Channel 4 announced today that filming is underway on the second season of the Kudos produced hit drama series, "HUMANS." Penned by writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley ("SPOOKS," "SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD,") the series is set in a parallel present and explores what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred. The eight-episode second season is slated to premiere in the UK in late 2016 and 2017 in the U.S.
The second season picks up several months after the events of season one, with Niska (Berrington) is still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Chan), Leo (Morgan) and Max (Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage. As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house. Joe, Laura and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight. As an emerging form of intelligent life - the synths - and an established one - humanity - fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which continues to ask: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?
Carrie-Anne Moss ("THE MATRIX," "JESSICA JONES") joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness. Additional casting includes, Sam Palladio ("NASHVILLE," "EPISODES") as Ed, a struggling café owner trying to breathe life into his family business; Marshall Allman ("TRUE BLOOD," "PRISON BREAK") plays Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company; intent on changing the world. Sonya Cassidy ("THE PARADISE," "OLYMPUS") and Letitia Wright ("CUCUMBER/ BANANA") round out the cast.
"HUMANS" is produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films. Executive producers are Derek Wax and Chris Fry for Kudos, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. The series is produced by Paul Gilbert, and directed by Lewis Arnold. "HUMANS" was commissioned for Channel 4 by Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell; and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC.
Season one averaged 2.1 viewers in the U.S.
AMC's sister network SundanceTV will give U.S. viewers a chance to catch up on the series with a marathon of season one airing on Wednesday, March 25th beginning at 7PM ET/CT.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and the forthcoming "The Night Manager," "Feed the Beast," "Preacher," "The Son" and "The Terror." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
Kudos is part of the Endemol Shine Group with The Tunnel: Sabotage (Sky Atlantic / Canal+) currently airing, forthcoming credits include Flowers (Channel 4), Apple Tree Yard (BBC One) Tin Star (Sky Atlantic), Broadchurch III (ITV), with recent titles including Grantchester II (ITV ), River (BBC One) and Capital (BBC One).
About Endemol Shine UK
Endemol Shine UK is behind a diverse range of hits including Big Brother, Black Mirror, Benidorm, Broadchurch, Deal or No Deal, Fortitude, Grantchester, Humans, Masterchef, Mr. Bean, One Born Every Minute, Peaky Blinders, Pointless, Sunday Brunch, The Fall, The Island, Would I Lie to You?, 8 out of 10 Cats and many more.
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, Channel4.com and digital service All 4.