Friday brought good news for fans of freshman drama “Humans.” AMC and Channel 4 jointly confirmed that the series, which is jointly produced with Kudos, has been renewed for a second season.
Set to enter production next year, the second season will include eight episodes.
The AMC version of “Humans” is averaging 1.25 million live+same-day viewers per episode. Indicative of solid time-shifting interest, the live+3 viewership average is 2 million.
The combination of that solid time-shifting, critical acclaim and fan support amplified the case for a renewal.
“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,” said AMC’s Joel Stillerman. “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.”
Channel 4’s Piers Wenger added, “‘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 season two of ‘Humans’ and to more Synth-related adventures to come.”