Third series of Humans readies for early autumn shoot in the UK
The critically-acclaimed sci-fi drama Humans is now in pre-production in the UK readying for an early autumn start to filming.
The drama is based on the Swedish show known internationally as Real Humans and explores themes of artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction.
US-based AMC Studios works on the UK version with Kudos Film and TV and Channel 4 in London. First airing in June 2015, Humans went onto win several awards that year including the gong for Best British TV Drama Writing at the British Screenwriters’ Awards.
To follow the pattern of the first two runs, Season Three will be delivered as an 8 x 60 after a five-month shoot. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent return as lead writers.
Brackley and Vincent also executive produce alongside Derek Wax and Emma Kingsman-Lloyd for Kudos in association with Wild Mercury Productions, and Lars Lundstrom and Henrik Widman for Matador Film, the Swedish production company responsible for the original. Vicki Delow produces for Kudos.
The UK offers a generous tax credit with 25% of eligible spend for high-end TV dramas that pass the BFI’s cultural test, and has recently hosted high-profile dramas such as Amazon Prime/Channel 4’s Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, which shot in the UK over several months earlier this year.
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