Niska continues missing her synth family, has the consciousness code, Humans returns on February 13th, 2017 at 10 pm ET/PT on DirecTV
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/2/13 – “The wait is over,” says Humans star Emily Berrington. “The second season is more epic. The first season was pretty much about the family and the domestic, and in the second season we still have that but it goes out to wild world and how that has been affected.”
In Humans Emily Berrington is Niska, a conscious synths created in a parallel present that explores what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred. The eight-episode second season picks up several months after the events of season one, when Niska is still at large and in possession of the consciousness code.
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.
Niska’s family is unaware of her location and still trying to find their place in the world. They are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight. The synths, as an emerging form of intelligent life fight for their places in the world against the established human life, while they continue to ask who has the right to determine what it means to be alive.
Carrie-Anne Moss is Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness.
- Emily Berrington as Niska
- Colin Morgan as Leo
- Ivanno Jeremiah as Max
- Gemma Chan as Mia
- Tom Goodman-Hill as Joe
- Lucy Carless as Mattie Hwkins
- Theo Stevenson as Toby Hawkins
- Pixie Davies as Sophie Hawkins
- Neil Maskell as D.S. Peter Drummond
- Ruth Bradley as D.I. Karen Voss
A Kudos production in association with Matador Films. Directed by Lewis Arnold, Carl Tibbetts, Francesca Gregorini and Mark Brozel. Written by Vincent and Brackley with Joe Barton, Charlie Covell and Iain Weatherby. Produced by Paul Gilbert.