Channel 4 To Premiere Humans Series 2 In October

Channel 4 has announced that Humans, written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks: The Greater Good) will return to screens in October for its hotly anticipated eight part second series.

Several months after series one, Niska (Emily Berrington) is still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) attempt to fix their marriage.

As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple decision sees the past return 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.

Meanwhile in the US, Milo Khoury (Marshall Allman), founder and CEO of a leading technology company is pioneering new research, but he needs help so tries to recruit Dr Athena Morrow (Carrie-Anne Moss), an expert in Artificial Intelligence. Although suspicious of his motives, Morrow driven to create a new kind of consciousness.

As the synths and humanity fight for their places in the world, the series asks who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?

Series two of Humans will premiere in the UK in October 2016, and on SundanceTV in the US in 2017.