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04/08/2015

'Humans' To Return For A Second Series

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Channel 4 and AMC have confirmed the critically-acclaimed series, Humans, has been recommissioned for a second series.

The first episode drew in 6.1m, making it Channel 4's highest-rated originated drama in 20 years. On average, the series attracted an average of 4.8 million viewers per episode.

Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama 'Real Humans' from Matador Films.

Set in a parallel present, the series looks at what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred.

Production is due to begin on season two next year, when the show will return for eight episodes.

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama at Channel 4, said: "Humans has proved a huge hit with both audiences and critics alike this summer and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and to the team at Kudos for bringing a truly unmissable show to life. It also marks a key moment for Channel 4 as we expand our remit for bold and original drama into the international, co-production space. We look forward to working with our partners AMC on series 2 of Humans and to more Synth-related adventures to come."

Derek Wax, Executive Producer, Kudos, added: "As producers, we're so thrilled to have been able to work with Sam and Jon on such provocative and challenging ideas and stories. We're delighted that viewers have connected with the series so wholeheartedly and look forward to continuing the wonderfully collaborative relationship with Channel 4 and AMC. And of course, going back to Synth School to learn some new moves for series two."

Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and Sundance TV, commented: "We're so pleased to announce a second season of Humans and extend our terrific partnership with Channel 4, Kudos and the stellar cast, crew and writers Sam and Jonathan. As one of the year's top new cable series, 'Humans' has been embraced by fans and critics across the U.S. and UK. We're looking forward to continuing this very captivating story and further exploring the show's parallel, Synth-filled world that hits so disturbingly close to home."

Humans is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), and the series is produced by Kudos (Broadchurch, Utopia) in association with Matador Films.

Executive producers are Derek Wax (The Hour, Occupation, Lip Service) and Chris Fry (The Smoke, Spooks) for Kudos; Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films.

The show has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Simon Maxwell and Beth Willis, and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC.

www.channel4.com

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