In the near future, humanoid servants called synths are the latest high-tech gadgets. But what happens when synths can think for themselves? Fighting to survive in a world that hates and fears them, the synth community starts to fracture, risking all hope for peace with humans. Cast includes Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, and Tom Goodman-Hill. "The ultimate AI thought experiment" — The Atlantic
. 8 episodes, 6 ½ hrs, 3 DVDs or 2 Blu-ray discs, SDH. Mature audiences.
A year after all the synths around the world gained consciousness, human distrust of synths is at an all-time high, leading to the creation of docile, orange-eyed synths. Mia and Max lead a settlement for green-eyed synths, while Niska and Astrid endure an attack on a synth-friendly bar.
After the police raid, Niska and Mia leave the settlement to rescue a group of synths who were stranded while trying to cross the border. To her disgust, Laura is assigned a domestic orange-eyed synth for protection after agreeing to join the government commission on synths.
Mattie brings Leo to the Hawkinses' house, but Laura is distracted preparing for dinner with her colleague, Dr. Neil Sommer. Mia faces discrimination trying to live among humans, while Max struggles to lead the synth settlement, now rife with anti-human sentiments stirred by Agnes.
Laura brings the members of the commission to visit the synth settlement, hoping to inspire understanding between the two groups, but Max worries about what Agnes might do. Mia receives a surprise visitor, and Niska follows a new lead in her search for the perpetrator of the bombing.
Laura helps pass legislation to prevent human attacks on synths, but the victory is short-lived when Joe brings home Sam, the synthetic child. Because of the new protections, Max decides to open the gates to the settlement, and Mia finds more supporters.
Both Max and Laura remain optimistic about Mia attending the commission, unaware of the betrayal within their own households. After receiving some surprising news, Matty helps Leo search for the source of his memories, while Niska gets closer to finding the enigmatic "synth who sleeps."
As Sam arrives at the synth settlement, Max reveals who betrayed them, and the members of the settlement are forced to choose sides. With Mia in custody, Laura suffers a crisis of conscience, and Niska continues her investigation with a new ally.
Niska is shocked when she finally learns the identity of the "synth who sleeps." Max takes back control of the synth settlement, while Laura races to prevent the implementation of Operation Basswood, a government plan to destroy all green-eyed synths.
• Behind the Scenes - Cast and crew talk about what to expect in series 3, how the characters have changed, and more. (12 min)
• Synths - Cast and crew discuss all things synth: the two different kinds of synths, working with new synths, and filming in the synth settlement. (7 min.)
• New Characters - Cast and crew talk about the new characters introduced in series 3. (5 min.)
Run Time: 6 ½ hours , plus 24 min. bonus
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Audio Format: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Disclaimer: Contains coarse language, sexual situations, and violence
Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman, The IT Crowd), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Selfridge, The Imitation Game), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Lucy Carless (Suspects), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror), Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe)
"A pulse-quickening thriller" — The Guardian (UK)
"Sci-fithat constantly hints at reality…pressingly relevant" — The Guardian (UK)
"Thoughtful and dramatically creative" — The Hollywood Reporter
"Gripping sociopolitical sci-fiallegory" — TV Insider
"Excellent…compelling…riveting" — Telegraph (UK)
"Brilliant watch that demands you tune back in" — DigitalSpy.com
• BAFTA win for TV Digital Creativity (2016)
• British Screenwriters' Award win for Best British TV Drama Writing (2015)
• Royal Television Society nomination for Best Drama Series (2016)