AMC and Channel 4 have announced that filming on the third season of acclaimed sci-fi drama Humans has commenced, with Catastrophe actor Mark Bonnar joining the cast. He’ll be playing scientist Neil Sommer, a charming member of a government commission who develops a strong connection with Laura.
Based on Swedish drama Real Humans and developed for English television by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (MI-5), Humans is set in a parallel present where anthropomorphic robots called “synths” have become prevalent. The series delves into questions of humanity, consciousness, and the role that technology plays in society, with the upcoming third season arriving on the heels of every synth in the world receiving the code that opens up consciousness. Such an event causes human society to oppress them out of fear, so much so that cracks begin to appear within the synth community and uncomfortable conversations bubble to the surface of the Hawkins family dynamic.
In addition to his role on the Amazon/Channel 4 romantic comedy, Bonnar has appeared on the likes of Shetland, Unforgotten, and Apple Tree Yard.
The eight-episode third season of Humans is set to premiere in 2018 on AMC and Channel 4.