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HUMANS: Season 2 (2016)




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


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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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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

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

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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

December 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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

February 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.

February 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.

February 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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