Good news for fans of Humans: the series has been commissioned for a second series as co-producers Channel 4 and AMC have given it the greenlight.
The series was a ratings hit, averaging 6.1m viewers for Episode 1, with the rest of the series attracting an average of 4.8m. The show also performed particularly well amongst the key demographics of 16-34 year olds, who TV advertisers like best because they are the group with the most disposable income.
Channel 4 describes Humans as being set in a "parallel present", and a world where "the lines between humans and machines are blurred". The series asked lots of thought provoking questions, such as what does it mean to be human – and can the traits that define a human be taught? It also gave us an opportunity to speculate about the implication of robots taking our jobs.
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".