Humans Season 3 starts production, adds new cast member

Humans Season 3 has officially started production, and it has a new regular cast member

We might have to wait until next year to see more new episodes of Humans, but Season 3 doesn’t look too far off anymore as production on the season has officially started.

The series has also added Mark Bonnar (Apple Tree YardPsychoville) to the cast. He’ll be playing Neil Sommer, “an intriguingly charming scientist on a government commission with whom Laura develops a strong personal connection.”

Bonnar is joining regular series cast members Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah and Ruth Bradley.

Mark Bonnar

Here’s the synopsis for Humans Season 3:

One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. In a divided Britain, Synths and Humans struggle to broker an uneasy peace, but when fractures within the Synth community itself start to appear, all hope of stability is threatened.

Set against the maelstrom of political chaos, the ethical complexities of the dawn of a new species play out across a thrilling multi-stranded narrative. As the synth family, Mia (Chan), Niska (Berrington) and Max (Jeremiah) continue to battle for their right to survival, Joe (Goodman-Hill) Laura (Parkinson) and their children Mattie, Toby and Sophie struggle to come to terms with the cataclysmic events of the last series and their deeply polarised views on the implications of the singularity.

Humans 3 provides a thrilling look at the evolution of technology and its effect on society; timely and relevant, the new season unfolds on a bigger scale than ever before, in a deeply divided Britain, and continues to ask the question, are sentient synths entitled to be treated as human?

Humans is produced by Kudos for Channel 4 and AMC. Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley lead the writing team.

Humans Season 3 will premiere sometime in 2018. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.