Read the synopsis and watch the first trailer for Series 2 of Humans, created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, and starring Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill, Carrie-Anne Moss, Marshall Allman, Sam Palladio and Sonya Cassidy:
Niska is still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia , Leo and Max, unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe and Laura attempt to mend their marriage.
“As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly 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.
“In the US, Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company is pioneering new research. But he needs help and attempts to recruit Dr Athena Morrow – the country’s pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert.
“Suspicious of his motives and focussed on her own work Morrow is single-minded in her drive to create a new kind of machine consciousness.
“As an emerging form of intelligent life – the synths – and an established one – humanity – fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which continues to ask: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?”
Humans: Series 2 will air on Channel 4 from 30 October 2016. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.