12:51pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Humans' Canceled After Three Seasons on AMC, Channel 4
AMC and Channel 4 are waving farewell to Humans.
The U.S. basic cable network and the U.K. outlet — who both co-produced the scripted drama — have opted to cancel the series after three seasons. Writers and executive producers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent shared the news Monday via a heartfelt post on social media.
"Sadly there won't be a 4th season of Humans. In this agent of unprecedented choice and competition, we can have no complaints. Channel 4 & AMC were the perfect partners. They supported the show brilliantly and above all — let us make three seasons!" the duo wrote. "We know we left some threads hanging. That was the way we always wrote the show. Maybe one day we'll get a chance to pick them back up. If there's anyone out there with a few million quid and an interest in AI stories, we're all ears." (Read the full post, below.)
The drama was based on the Swedish format Real Humans, with Vincent and Brackley boarding to adapt the project for AMC and Channel 4. Channel 4 originally partnered with Xbox Entertainment Studios to develop Humans in 2014. AMC stepped in after Xbox Studios was shuttered by Microsoft.
The decision to cancel Humans arrives almost a year to the day after season three premiered on both networks. Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley, Lucy Carless and Gemma Chan starred on the series.
Humans' cancellation arrives as AMC is also set to end Into the Badlands, The Son and Preacher this year alone. The cable network next has the new drama NOS4A2 due to bow later this year, and the Jason Segel vehicle Dispatches From Elsewhere and a third Walking Dead scripted series due in 2020. Those join a roster that includes Better Call Saul, Lodge 49, McMafia, The Terror and the flagship series The Walking Dead.