HUMANS: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Humans continues to quietly distinguish itself in the sci-fi drama category -- and prove better than most of its flashier AI competition.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 258
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Air date: Feb 13, 2017
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Air date: Feb 27, 2017
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In Season 2 of "HUMANS," Niska (Emily Berrington) releases the consciousness code but it doesn't work as she expected; newly conscious Hester (Sonya Cassidy) causes concern for Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) as her violent tendencies start to turn Leo's (Colin Morgan) head; and Mattie (Lucy Careless) salvages Odi (Will Tudor) to test a theory. Meanwhile, Mia (Gemma Chan) forms a relationship with a human against her family's advice; Pete (Neil Maskell) tries to find a way for Karen (Ruth Bradley) and he to be a true family; and as Synths begin to disappear, Leo becomes obsessed with saving them. Elsewhere, scientist Athena (Carrie-Anne Moss) pushes her research to the limits, but when she suspects her sponsor Milo (Marshall Allman) of having darker reasons for funding her dream she must make a tough decision; and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) agrees to take on an impossible case.


Gemma Chan
as Anita Hawkins
Katherine Parkinson
as Laura Hawkins
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Joe Hawkins
Lucy Carless
as Mattie Hawkins
Theo Stevenson
as Toby Hawkins
Pixie Davies
as Sophie Hawkins
William Hurt
as Dr. George Millican
Danny Webb
as Professor Edwin Hobb
Neil Maskell
as Detective Sergeant Pete Drummond
Ruth Bradley
as Detective Inspector Karen Voss
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Dr. Athena Morrow
Marshall Allman
as Milo Khoury
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Critic Reviews for HUMANS Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

This sets up what should be a very good season, with lots of issues on the table. Much better so far than the previous season IMO.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Humans, at times, may feel slight, soapy and overcrowded, but when it works, and everything gels, it can really touch your heart while also touching on a topic that you may not have considered.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Those actors playing AIs were incredible at it and almost terrifying in their portrayal.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Even when it becomes too complicated or repetitive...Humans is still thought-provoking and enjoyable.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's the second series where high-concept shows like this so often come undone.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Humans offers so much future-horror as subtle remarks or background details it's worth paying close attention.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The series' willingness to dig deeper into the singularity and attempt to demonstrate the slow blow by blow account of humankind being surpassed and replaced by its own novel creation is ultimately what sets Humans apart from the other contenders.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Humans, which is plate-spinning a number of compelling character-development stories in addition to the big-picture themes, is a series that is primed for a larger audience as it improves on its already impressively complex and nuanced story.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Niska's the star of the show, and now the writers have a much firmer grip on her.

Feb 14, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Humans... is a less ambitious production than Westworld. But its more pedestrian nature - it's domestic drama merged with a sci-fi thriller - also makes it more emotionally effective.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for HUMANS: Season 2

  • Aug 04, 2019
    Great show with some short sighted inconsistencies/script stupidity. But still very enjoyable with a great setting and progression.
  • Nov 12, 2018
    Great from beginning to end and the progression from the previous season was interesting.
  • May 11, 2018
    Extremely thought provoking and makes me wonder what would happen when humans started falling in love with Synths
  • Mar 10, 2018
    i just love this show.
  • Jan 11, 2018
    The British television series Humans is an exquisite, intelligently written and splendidly acted exploration of what it means to be alive. In a near future where human-like androids have become ubiquitous, some androids attain consciousness. The series explores how they feel, how people treat them, and what rights they should have. The excellent second season further addresses how people change in reaction to their presence. All the while, fine writing and multiple plot lines keep the view glued to the screen. The British series is based on and surpasses the Swedish series Real Humans. Two seasons are now available on disk.
  • Aug 11, 2017
    Just finished Season 2. Way better than the Season 1, can't wait for Season 3
  • Mar 29, 2017
    This series goes above and beyond your typical science-fi "humans vs. robot themes, and truly makes you think about what the emotional and physical consequences would be if AI could reach sentience. The acting is both heartbreakingly tender and brutal, each character being developed as truly complex individual beings, and what that means to humanity. I am puzzled by the low ratings, and truly hope that this continues on into series 3.
  • Mar 21, 2017
    Fabulous series!!! Want more!!
  • Mar 13, 2017
    If I wanted to watch humans i'd go outside.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    Excellent syfy show with real insight as to issue we could soon face in the future.

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