a world parallel to Earth, humanoid
Synths (Synthetics) are the must-have for
every home and business a servant
to cater to a humans every need but a
Consciousness Code giving Synths
emotions puts the very future of Mankind
at risk in the second series of the
science fiction series Humans...
THE COMPELLING SECOND SERIES OF HUMANS begins with successful solicitor Laura
Hawkins (Katherine Parkinson) and husband Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) trying to put
their life in order after Joe betrayed Laura with Synth Mia (Gemma Chan).
Their children Toby (Theo Stevenson), Mattie (Lucy Carless) and young Sophie
(Pixie Davies) are all suffering from the fall out and the family moves house
in their bid to start a new life, with Laura and Joe seeing Synth counsellor
Barbara (Josie Lawrence).
this tense, first-rate,
cant miss sci-fi thriller
moves forwards at
a relentless pace while
an uncertain future.
Hawkins family sympathises with the Synths, a handful of whom can feel and think
for themselves even fall in love having been given the Consciousness
Code by robotics expert Dr David Elster (played in Series One by Stephen Boxer),
who gave it to Mia so that she could be a companion to his son Leo (Colin Morgan:
Leo is protecting Mia, Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) and Fred (Sope Dirisu) who were
built to be brothers to Leo, as well as Ten (Raphael Acloque) and Niska (Emily
Berrington), who was designated work as a hooker and is on the run as she has
killed a man who abused her.
Mia's work in a seaside café sees her falling in love with café owner Ed (Sam
Palladin) but his financial situation and determination to pay his mother's
care home fees puts Mia in danger and she is forced to take extreme measures
to protect herself.
Californian top Artificial Intelligence expert Dr Athena Morrow (Carrie-Ann
Moss) suffers a tragedy and tries to assuage her grief by experimenting with
computer Vee (voiced by Chloe Wicks). When Milo Khoury (Marshall Allman), billionaire
owner of a top technology company with a pioneering Synth programme, invites
her to research conscious Synths she sees it as a way forward.
Synth Niska is in Berlin where she falls in love with Astrid (Bella Dayne),
making an alarming decision about her future. The Synths' behaviour is changing
and in a mining company in Bolivia, a Synth walks out into the sunshine. The
Awakening has begun.
Synth Hester (Sonya Cassidy) leaves the production line where she works and
finds her way to Leo, who is already being tracked by a mysterious organisation.
Hester's subsequent actions endanger the group; but will she betray Leo? Can
he be sure whom he can trust?
Police Detective Pete Drummond (Neil Marshall) loves conscious Synth Karen Voss
(Ruth Bradley), who poses as human. Toby's schoolfriend Irene "Renie" Watson
(Letitia Wright) is a human who imitates Synths, and his young sister is adopting
Computer expert Mattie has found and reactivated Odi (Will Tudor), the faulty
Synth belonging to the late George Millican (William Hurt in Series One), but
does she have the Code or is it with Niska? It would be unthinkable if the Code
got into the wrong hands and all Synths were given human emotions but more tragedy
is to follow and the Hawkins family are in grave danger.
As the Synths awaken, they are forced to confront enormous moral and ethical
questions about their place in society. Joe has lost his job and is being replaced
by a Synth; the threats are very real and the whole future of Mankind could
be at risk.
The second series of Humans is even better as this tense, can't miss,
first-rate sci-fi thriller progresses at a relentless pace, introducing credible,
likeable characters heading towards an uncertain future. Fantabulous!
Humans Series 2 also features: Thusitha Jayasundera as Neha Patel, QC;
Ritu Arya as Flash; Claudia Harrison as Dr Aveling; Tim Ahern as Gil; Eric Kofi
Abrefa as Danny; Anastasia Hille as Diane; Danny Webb as Professor Edwin Hobbs;
Nathalie Armin as Tabitha; and Billy Jenkins as Sam.
Series Music is by Cristobal Tapia de Veer and Sarah Warne; Series Cinematography
by Simon Archer, Stuart Bentley, Urszula Pontikos, David Rom, Sergio Delgardo,
Andrew McDonnell, Ruairi O'Brien and Stephan Pehrsson; Series Writers are Jonathan
Brackley (Humans), Sam Vincent (Humans), Lars Lundstrom, Joe Barton,
Emily Ballou, Charlie Covell and Iain Weatherby; Producer is Paul Gilbert; Series
Directed by: Lewis Arnold, Samuel Donovan, China Moo-Young, Daniel Netthem,
Mark Brozel, Francesca Gregorini and Carl Tibbets.
From the creators of Humans, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, the thrilling
drama series Humans Series 2 is released on DVD in the UK, courtesy of
Spirit Entertainment, on 16 January 2017 along with Humans Series 1 and
2 Box Set.
Humans Series 2: Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 369 Minutes | Catalogue
Number: C4SP019 | RRP: £19.99 | Extras: The Making Of and Niska's Escape.
"Humans Series 2… this tense, first-rate, can't miss sci-fi thriller
moves forwards at a relentless pace while introducing credible, likeable characters
heading towards an uncertain future. Fantabulous!" Maggie Woods
"The sci-fi drama continues in superbly compelling style" Heat
"Winningly warm characters, smart ideas, head spinning moments and pitch perfect
performances" The Daily Telegraph
"Absolutely top-notch second series gets even better" The Guardian