Humans … Season 2 Interview

Leo.Mia.Sophie  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.

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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.

Lucy Carless as Mattie Hawkins, Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins, Tom Goodman Hill as Joe Hawkins and Theo Stevenson as Toby Hawkins - Humans _ Season 1, Episode 8- Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/Kudos/AMC/C4

Lucy Carless as Mattie Hawkins, Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins, Tom Goodman Hill as Joe Hawkins and Theo Stevenson as Toby Hawkins – Humans _ Season 1, Episode 8- Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/Kudos/AMC/C4

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.

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One comment on “Humans … Season 2 Interview

  1. Humans, E8 … my immediate thoughts before I get any further input:

    Really liked E8 … but then I am a huge fan of “subtlety” !! Besides the wonderful quiet emotion which filled this episode, there was a lot of interesting conjecture placed before us. These are merely first impressions … much more study and thought to keep us occupied throughout the year ahead. A very good way to leave us … wondering, but not distraught. I like these guys more all the time. Not ordinary thinkers, they.

    Is Sophie merely mirroring Mia’s reactions? Now that the special Synths have consciousness could their sharing abilities have been enhanced? Perhaps Mia wanted to leave ‘little mouse’ with more than a memory of her.

    Fred will be found, but by whom? Will he be able to overcome the changes visited upon him by Hobb? Will this be the last encounter between Leo and Beatrice? That’s not likely. Will Leo and Mattie meet again? That’s very likely. Now that Niska has independence and free will AND the flash drive, will her desire to create more like her result in even more trouble? (again, a distinct probability)

    Just as I don’t expect the confrontation between human and Synth to result in a bloody war (a resolution too typical and ordinary for these writers!), I also do expect our answers to be nothing short of creative and beyond our current imaginings.

    More later, Suntse
    (this from Aug 3, 2015 … S1 Finale)

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