AMC’s Humans finale, which aired Sunday, found both its human and android characters in vastly different places from where they started in the premiere — and executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley say that watching you watch their show was nearly as entertaining as the drama itself.
Here are a couple of excerpts from TVLine interview.
Will you delve deeper into the anti-synth movement next season?
VINCENT | One of the ways we’re going to approach it is to move the world on a little bit — and I’m not talking jumping ahead years or anything. Just a few months. But what I mean is the synths in society: We’re going to the next level… They’ve gone a bit deeper. They’ve moved into new areas of employment. They’ve moved into new areas of our personal lives… You’re not coming back to a status-quo society. Things are developing fast, as technology does in all areas. There’s lots of new, society-wide effects which we’re going to tell stories in.
Will the Hawkins family have a similar role in Season 2 as they did this season? Or is the plan to diminish that? “Well, it’s kind of easier to write the high-stakes thriller story of these incredibly advanced and curious machines that people want to get their hands on and people are fighting over and lives are risked.” It’s quite easy to see where the drama comes from there.
The big challenge for us is to create stories for [Season] 2 that bring the Hawkins family back into it. We can tell those ground-level, domestic, really emotional stories that we did in [Season] 1 but we can also tie them into the bigger story and the jeopardy-filled aspects of the plot… If we can do that, that’s very satisfying: to see these very ordinary human beings with these very extraordinary machines. We think we’ve cracked a couple of good ways to really tie them back into the big story
A comment from this writer regarding: “Well, it’s kind of easier to write the high-stakes thriller story of these incredibly advanced and curious machines that people want to get their hands on and people are fighting over and lives are risked.”
“It’s kind of easier to write the thriller story.” There’s a formula those kind of scripts seem to follow, completely predictable, which rely on “action” scenes to keep the audience interest. This series has proven that there is a LARGE audience out here for the more intelligent approach to story-telling, the subtle tension that engages our interest without resorting to mayhem. We look forward to more of the same by Mr. Vincent and Mr. Brackley.