Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Morgan says Season 2 of his sci-fi drama Humans "ups the ante on absolutely everything."
Set in England in the not so distant future, the series is about how beautiful, artificially brilliant robots are rapidly replacing humans both at home and in the workplace, causing real people to feel inferior and threatened.
Now, numerous "synths" recently have begun developing human consciousness and feelings, and Morgan's part-synth character Leo holds the key to the robots' evolution. The hero also frequently puts his own life on the line as he tries to protect his awakening android brethren.
"Season 2 really just ups the ante on absolutely everything in every department," the 31-year-old actor told UPI in a recent phone interview. "I think that Season 1 very much focused on the characters sort of finding their place within a kind of family unit in their own little world, in their own little, sort of eco-system as such, so they were all trying to find a little part that they could be in and exist in. I think that is across the board for nearly all of the characters in Season 1. Season 2 is very much more expansive and it becomes a lot more about the characters trying to find their place in the world, with bigger ideas, bigger risks and more emotional risks, I'd say. Relationships is a huge theme in Season 2. Every character has some form of bizarre or strange or challenging relationship issues going on and that is a huge factor in Season 2, as well. Plus, things are about to absolutely change the whole course of the future and history, as well, so it's kind of big stakes for everybody."
Asked if he immediately knew there was something exceptional about Humans when he first signed on to it, Morgan replied: "I think I did.
"Because it is all in the scripts," he added. "It's all in the writing for any project that feels special. Maybe other projects, maybe the script's not 100 percent, but you can see the potential. But I think in this, straight from the get-go, it was just really, extremely well written and drew me in as an audience member."
Co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill, Katherine Parkinson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Berrington, Gemma Chan, Jack Derges and Ivanno Jeremiah, Humans airs Monday nights on AMC.