Humans season 3 is approaching its British release on Channel 4 and wider release on AMC, and we’re starting to get some good looks at what to expect. Synths are fighting back and it’s getting darker.  A lot darker.  

Season two left us with the knowledge that Synths were going to wake up all over the world.  Season three picks up a year later, when sentience abounds among synths, and the fight for synth’s rights has begun.  It doesn’t seem to be going smoothly.  But, we knew that would happen.  

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The teaser is entitled Survival, and starts with Niska (Emily Berrington) saying ‘Synth survival here is in question.’  The images that follow certainly support that premise.  There are explosions and a very disturbing image of bodies hung by their feet from trees.  Laura (Katherine Parkinson) tells Mia (Gemma Chan) that nobody wants to hear about synths’ rights. Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) is forever the optimist, expressing hope that the humans will eventually accept them.  But, if that is true… it will be a long road.  And, at the end of the teaser we see a synth with red eyes rather than the familiar glowing green.  That cannot be good. 

“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 itself 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… continue to battle for their right to survival, Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) Laura (Katherine Parkinson) and their children Mattie, Toby and Sophie struggle to come to terms with the cataclysmic events of the last series and their deeply polarised views on the implications of the singularity.”

Humans season 3 premieres on Channel 4 May 17th, and on AMC, June 5th.



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