AMC and Channel 4 announced that filming is underway on the second season HUMANS with new cast members including The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss and Nashville‘s Sam Palladio. Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Will Tudo, Colin Morgan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Neil Maskell and Ruth Bradley will all reprise their roles from Season 1.

The Kudos-produced drama series, created by writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (SpooksSpooks: The Greater Good) is set in a parallel present and explores what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred. The second season picks up several months after the events of season one, with Niska (Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Chan), Leo (Morgan) and Max (Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Parkinson) 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.

Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Jessica Jones) joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness. Additional casting includes, Sam Palladio (Nashville, Episodes) as Ed, a struggling café owner trying to breathe life into his family business; Marshall Allman (True Blood, Prison Break) plays Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company; intent on changing the world. Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Olympus) and Letitia Wright (Cucumber/Banana) round out the cast.

The eight-episode second season is slated to premiere in the U.K. in late 2016 before airing in the U.S. in 2017.

HUMᗄNS Season 2 premiere on February 13, 2017 at 10|9c. on AMC : Where to watch

Interview with Carrie-Anne Moss who plays Dr. Athena Morrow in Humans

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News: Ashleen Wicklow
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