It’s that time of year when networks announce their new shows, which favorites are coming back, and… *sigh* sadly, which are not. AMC has pulled the plug on its poorly rated AI thriller ‘HUM∀NS’ after three seasons. The show was a joint venture between AMC and Great Britain’s Channel 4.
The show’s creators Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley issued a joint statement on Twitter, which stated:
“Sadly, there won’t be a 4th season of Humans. In this age of unprecedented choice and competition, we can have no complaints. Channel 4 & AMC were the perfect partners. They supported the show brilliantly and above all – let us make three seasons!”
The duo acknowledged the fact that the last episode was an open-ended cliffhanger, but expressed hope that perhaps the show would continue at a new home, although they didn’t seem entirely optimistic.
“We know we left some threads hanging. That was the way we always wrote the show. Maybe one day we’ll get a chance to pick them back up. If there’s anyone out there with a few million quid and an interest in AI stories, we’re all ears. DM us Elon.”
You can read their entire message below:
— Sam Vincent (@smavincent) May 20, 2019
Here is the show’s synopsis:
In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.
As the creators indicated, ‘HUM∀NS’ was based on the Swedish series ‘Real Humans’. ‘HUM∀NS’ premiered in June of 2015. The third season only averaged 353,000 viewers. The last episode aired in July of 2018. The cast included Katherine Parkinson (‘Hang Ups’), Gemma Chan (‘Captain Marvel’), Colin Morgan (‘Benjamin’), Will Tudor (‘Shadowhunters’), Letitia Wright (‘Black Panther’), Sam Palladio (‘Nashville’), Marshall Allman (‘True Blood’) and William Hurt (‘Avengers: Endgame’).
Were you a fan? Are you upset that there won’t be another season of ‘HUM∀NS’?
Source: TV Line