HUMANS: Season 3 (2018)

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Humans gains new sociopolitical dimensions in its third season, mining deeper insight from its sci-fi premise without diluting the potency of its well-drawn characters.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 113

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 5, 2018

Max, Mia and Flash live in a designated area for Synths known as 'the Railyard' while they try to broker an uneasy peace with the human world.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2018

Following a police raid at the Railyard, a grieving Max must deal with the fallout of his life-or-death decision. Rebel Synth Agnes begins a campaign against humans, forcing Max into another difficult decision.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2018

Laura wants the truth about Operation Basswood. Mattie and Leo confront their feelings. Niska receives a mysterious message.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2018

Laura and the Dryden Commission visit the Railyard. Mia comes face to face with someone from her past. An evening out turns to tragedy for Joe.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2018

While Sam reels from the events of Waltringham and Joe struggles to help him through it, truths are revealed and dangerous plans put into action at the Railyard.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2018

Laura discovers a shocking and dangerous truth; Niska must defy all her instincts to survive. -- (C) AMC

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Air date: Jul 17, 2018

Another chance to see yesterday's new episode. Max must confront a friend turned foe. Laura reels from her heartbreaking decision, but when Mattie reveals her secret, she is spurred back into action. Niska's journey takes an unexpected turn, while Leo races to be by Max's side, but walks into danger.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2018

Mia, Max and the synths go into battle with humans. Laura, Niska and Mattie face monumental and life-changing decisions.

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One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. In a divided Britain, Synths and humans struggle to broker an uneasy peace, but when fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability is threatened. Set against the maelstrom of political chaos, the ethical complexities of the dawn of a new species play out across a thrilling multi-stranded narrative. As the Synth family, Mia (Chan), Niska (Berrington) and Max (Jeremiah) continue to battle for their right to survival, Joe (Goodman-Hill) Laura (Parkinson) and their children Mattie (Lucy Carless), Toby (Theo Stevenson) and Sophie (Pixie Davies) struggle to come to terms with the cataclysmic events of last season.

Cast & Crew

Tom Goodman-Hill
Joe Hawkins
William Hurt
George Millican
Hannah Flynn
Synth
Lucy Carless
Mattie Hawkins
Theo Stevenson
Toby Hawkins
Pixie Davies
Sophie Hawkins
Lars Lundström
Executive Producer
Henrik Widman
Executive Producer
Derek Wax
Executive Producer
Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Executive Producer
Vicki Delow
Producer
Kieran McGuigan
Cinematographer
Namsi Khan
Writer
Kim Gaster
Film Editor
Jonathan Harbottle
Writer
Sarah Warne
Music
Lorraine Goodman
Line Producer
Al Mackay
Director
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Critic Reviews for HUMANS Season 3

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

What makes season three so exciting, aside from great performances across the board, is the implications. Despite knowing what synths are capable of, humans are still using them as appliances (at least, the ones that have been deemed safe for use).

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The allegorical pretensions in Humans have become so prominent that this third series has become less about human frailty and AI technology gone awry than a meditation on immigration, terrorism and fear of The Other.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

After a ropey, confusing second series, we're now seemingly back on track, with the government dithering between hardcore and harder-core, and angry Ukip yokels even attacking the safe (orange-eyed) servant synths.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It has settled down into a thoughtful, domestic take on Sky Atlantic's bells-and-whistles Westworld, with half the budget but twice the heart.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Humans itself won't compete with Westworld on wild ambition or imagination, and certainly not on budget. But I like it better; it's more pressingly relevant. And more human.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This is going to be an intense season. Much different from the last two seasons. The Elsters must chose a side, but whichever side they chose will be the wrong side.

Apr 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It's heartening to see that as the show takes a step further into fantasy, it remains emotional, thoughtful and relevant, never compromising what made it so special in the first place.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a promising sign for a drama that's so much more than just the UK version of Westworld. Fingers crossed the rest of the series can live up to this episode's momentum.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Pulsing under Humans' skin now is the blood of Brexit and immigration debates, intolerance, terrorism and radicalisation. Inevitably, the personal has become political.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the best shows on TV is back! When season 2 of Humans ended you knew the world would never be the same again after what Mattie done did.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Humans is a quieter and more linear affair. With a much bigger body count.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Now in its third season, the series depicts an all-too-credible world where lifelike animatronic "Synths" were created as a servant class.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for HUMANS: Season 3

  • Feb 04, 2021
    Absolutely fantastic, great plot and storyline, lovely characters and great 'synth' acting . Can not get enough of it! Recommend it to anyone. Can't believe they haven't made the 4 series yet, please do!
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Uncle! I only made it 4 episodes. I liked the first few seasons, but could not stop looking at my phone on the third. What was it even about? Yeah, as soon as AI becomes sentient it will wallow around in emotional turmoil. Unforgivably boring.
  • Jan 03, 2021
    This show gave a tamer approach to the concepts introduced in HBO's Westworld show. It still has massive depth equivalent to that of films and tv shows that have broached the topics similar to the ones in Humans. (These films and tv shows I am referring to include Ex Machina, Westworld, Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049). It still allowed people to empathize with each character without making each character's arc excruciatingly painful.
  • Aug 15, 2020
    Eye colour seems like a pretty flawed means of identifying good from bad robots and why does nobody just turn off the robots by pressing their chin when in conflicts with them? Attempts to be more political but feels oversimplified.
  • May 03, 2020
    Amazing series. Watched them all in two days, constantly entertaining, gripping, and great characters. Metaphors were beautiful and I was disappointed it ended.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    Good (final :( ) season.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Too bad it got canceled...
  • Mar 29, 2020
    Great scifi series and probably how things will go down in 50 years when AI develops consciousness.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    Incredible a must see!!! Loved every episode!!
  • Aug 19, 2018
    (Note: There are no spoilers for this season, but I will be mentioning the basic setup if you still want to be surprised for the end of season 2). Liked this season more than 2 and less than 1. This is what season 2 should have been, which suffered from muddled antagonists. All the Synths (robots) have finally obtained consciousness. Of course, this leads to resistance and persecution from the human population. I kind of appreciate how dark this goes. The show really delves into the conflict, and the little guys just trying to be decent above it all. The cast remains good. I particularly liked Laura's evolution having now become a lawyer representing Synth rights despite the backlash. Actress Katherine Parkinson (also from the IT Crowd) does a wonderfully determined performance. Plus, this season managed to elevate two of the less interesting characters. Laura's husband Joe, who was a bit of a goober last season, has a really emotional arch. And Max, who was always the positive/partially naive Synth, is now the leader of a faction of his kind and is forced to make the hard choices. The reason I don't like this as much as the first season is because I thought that it was better plotted. The first couple of seasons allowed the audience time to breathe and see the characters live their lives. Here everything is focused on the conflict and the creators seem more interested in looking at the extremes than the middle ground. Also, some of the characters aren't served that well. Niska has a rather drawn out subplot that isolates her from the rest of the cast. Joe and Laura's son Theo barely gets any screen time. It probably doesn't help that his entire plot last season was his relationship with a character played by a pre-Black Panther Letitia Wright, and I think we all know she doesn't need to be back in a minor TV role.

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