HUMANS: Season 3 (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Jun 5, 2018
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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.


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 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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…

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…

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…

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…
Top Critic

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…

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…
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Audience Reviews for HUMANS: Season 3

(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.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but this is a favorite.

This 3rd season continues to expertly weave a plausible future with a timeless narrative of competition by the common man (and synth) for scarce resources, (due to the greed of a few... ) Oh, my politics are showing... but that is because the storytelling has continued to add deepening layers to the characters and their connected lives in their new world, along with brilliant new twists and turns that surprise, captivate and make the watcher care. (The acting, sets, effects and camera work are great too!)

I ENJOYED the first 2 seasons but I turned it off after episode 3 of this third season. its lile the writers felt they needed to rehash the same crap debate around islam and refugees. Started to get really annoying. I want to see robots and ai... not a debate on isis

Excellent thought provoking t.v.

It's not bad. i like it.

another attempt to shove globalism down our throats. "See how friendly and PEACEFUL immigrants can be, open up your homes and accept them all!" Meanwhile, in real life in the UK, entire towns are over-run by Muslim men roaming their streets, screaming for Sharia law. Yeah, nice, peaceful "others".

The story is more connected than last season

Season three remains as gripping and entertaining as the previous seasons.

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