Humans Series 3 start date, cast and spoilers

Humans Season 3 air date on Channel 4

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Humans is returning to Channel 4 for Series 3 - here's the low down.

From the Humans Series 3 air date to the cast plus spoilers, here's all you need to know.

Series 3 begins exactly a year on from the mass Synth awakening that concluded Series 2. Known now as Day Zero, the effect of Mattie Hawkins’ decision to upload the code was immediate and catastrophic. Almost five hundred million Synths could suddenly think and feel and over one hundred thousand humans lost their lives.

Against the turmoil of the Synths, the Hawkins struggle to put past events behind them as they settle into life as a separated family. Laura runs her own law firm, specialising in Anomalous Synth protection, but progress is slow. In Synth free town Waltringham where he runs a local grocers, a lonely Joe begins to question his decision to live apart from his children.

Pretending to be human, Niska and Astrid live together in London with Astrid working at a small bar where both Synths and humans are welcome.

Before long, dark forces of hate are descending upon the Synths and they are forced to fight for their lives.

HUMANS returns to Channel 4 on May 17th at 9pm

Humans Series 3 cast

Those starring in the cast for Series 3 are:

Gemma Chan as Mia
Mark Bonnar as Dr Neil Sommer
Emily Berrington as Niska
Tom Goodman-Hill as Joe

Ivanno Jeremiah as Max
Lucy Carless as Matilda "Mattie" Hawkins
Ukweli Roach as Anatole
Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins

Humans Series 3 spoilers

One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. Max, Mia and Flash live in a designated area for Synths known as “the Railyard” whilst they try to broker an uneasy peace with the human world. Following Hester’s violent attack on Leo, he lies in a coma being cared for by Max and Anatole, the Railyard’s medical Synth advisor. Meanwhile, removing herself from the plight of the Synths, Niska lives with Astrid and passes herself off as a human.

The Hawkins family are adjusting to their new lives with Laura and Joe living apart. We meet Laura as she struggles to fight for basic rights for newly conscious Synths, but a job offer from an unexpected source could give her a platform to bring her message to a larger audience. Meanwhile Joe runs a fruit and vegetable shop in Synth-free Waltringham and Toby and Sophie negotiate the tricky landscape of newly separated parents. Mattie, still reeling from the guilt over her involvement in the release of the consciousness code upon the world, struggles on its anniversary and disappears to a place she feels most safe.

However, when fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability comes under threat, and both families are brought back together to fight for the Green-Eyes’ survival.

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