Humans will be back for a third series, Channel 4 has announced.
Set in a parallel present, the show blurs the lines between human and machine, and focuses on the social impact of the creation of robot servants called Synths.
Filming begins in Autumn 2017 for the eight-part series, which is again being written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Humans S1, Spooks: The Greater Good) and sees the return of key cast members.
Series two aired in 2016 to critical acclaim, with the first episode becoming Channel 4’s highest rating returning drama launch since Homeland S2 in 2012.
Writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley spoke of their delight to be returning to the show, adding " We can’t wait to bring this new world to life – along with the best cast in TV, our amazing partners at Kudos and two fantastically supportive broadcasters in Channel 4 and AMC."
The series recently launched on American channel AMC, and stands among the top five cable drama launches among 25-54-year-olds in the US. The series is based on the Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, which was a hit in both its native Sweden and Australia.