Season 3 of Humans is a go on AMC. That's great news for humans and secret Synths living amongst us alike! For those living in Europe, Humans will be airing on Channel 4 as well, so don't feel like you're getting left out. Both networks are impressed with the critical response to Season 2, and are eager to see what another new season will do for their respective networks.
Humans Season 3 will be receiving its typical renewal order of eight episodes. The series, which is set to air in 2018, begins production in Fall of this year. Season 3 will welcome back the show's original creators, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Bradley, who will be writing the new season. The renewal comes a week after the Season 2 finale, which featured a dramatic cliffhanger with huge implications for the Synth and Human world. We won't get into spoilers just yet, but if you haven't seen the Season 2 finale yet, you definitely should!
The Season 3 order is a milestone for the series. Season 3's completion will now put Humans total episode count higher than the series it was based off of, Real Humans. Plans were announced for Season 3 of the Swedish made Real Humans, but the Swedes have yet to see a Season 3 since Real Humans ended Season 2 in 2013. If you're a Humans fan who hasn't seen Real Humans or vice versa, both shows are different enough to check out if you still haven't scratched your human/robot itch.
Now, for those spoilers that you may want to avoid if you aren't caught up, where does Humans go after Season 2? With so many Synths gaining consciousness, you have to wonder where Season 3 will pick up. With more synths uploaded with the consciousness program, you have to think all the self-aware Synths will form a commune or something like that, but, really, it depends on how many were affected. Personally, I would love to see a more civilized method of the Synths integrating into society, but as the show has shown, they're only hum...er imitating humans.
With Humans confirmed for 2018, AMC is already off to a great start for next year, and we're only in March! Let's hope the show finds a larger audience in Season 3 and gets AMC back to the era when they were pumping out mega hits like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead like it was nothing. Speaking of which, we're not too far away from the return of some of your favorite AMC shows so be sure to check out our midseason premiere guide and Summer premiere schedule to see what the network has in store for you over the next couple of months.