'Humans' to Return for a Third Season on AMC

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Ivanno Jeremiah as Max, Colin Morgan as Leo - Humans

The contemporary, sci-fi series Humans has been renewed for an eight-episode, third season by Britain's Channel 4 and America's AMC.

The robot drama, set in England, will resume filming in the fall, with writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, and most of the key stars on board. Seasons 1 and 2 featured Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington, Colin Morgan, Katherine Parkinson, Ivanno Jeremiah, Tom Goodman-Hill and Theo Stevenson.

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Morgan's name has been bandied about online as a possible replacement for Peter Capaldi.

"We are delighted to be working with Channel 4 and AMC once again on this compelling series. The world that Sam and Jon have so vividly created is set to unfold and reveal itself in even more meaningful, exciting and complex ways and we can't wait to see what's in store for our cast of incredible characters," Diederick Santer, chief executive officer of Kudos, and executive producer Derek Wax, said in a joint statement Tuesday.

"I can't wait to see what the extraordinarily talented Sam and Jon do next with this show—no doubt it will be as insightful, surprising and addictive as ever. It's a privilege to work with them, Kudos, AMC and our superb cast once again," added Beth Willis, head of drama at Channel 4.

"Humans provides a thrilling look at the evolution of technology and its effect on society. The critical response to Season 2 celebrates the creative vision, dynamic story-telling and compelling portrayals shared by the writers, producers and actors. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Channel 4 and Kudos and look forward to Season 3," said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.