'The Humans': 5 things you need to know about Showtime horror drama

While Thanksgiving is meant to be spent with family, 'The Humans' tells the tale of a rather unsettling get together

                            'The Humans': 5 things you need to know about Showtime horror drama
Richard Jenkins and Steven Yeun in 'The Humans' (Showtime)

The holiday season is when families often come together, putting aside differences, while celebrating festivities. For the most part, Thanksgiving has all the ingredients for a relatively smooth sailing holiday, with copious amounts of food drawing all the attention towards itself. But bringing family together can often lead to a variety of unsettling situations. 'The Humans' portrays one such family Thanksgiving gone wrong, and although the evening starts off innocently enough, it soon spirals into an ominous situation. 

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When does 'The Humans' release and where can you watch it?

'The Humans' premieres on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 8/7c on Showtime.


Who stars in the 'The Humans' series?

Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins is an actor. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for 'Olive Kitteridge' and his performance in 'The Shape of Water' earned him a nomination for the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. His other works include 'The Last Shift', 'Kajillionaire', 'Berlin Station', 'The Shape of Water', 'Comrade Detective', 'Kong: Skull Island', 'LBJ', 'The Hollars' and 'Bone Tomahawk'.



The movie also features Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and June Squibb.

What is 'The Humans' all about?

As per the synopsis, "As three generations of Erik Blake's family gather to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in Manhattan, darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, laying bare their deepest fears – and the love that binds them together. The debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award® winning play."

Director and Writer

Stephen Karam
Stephen Karam is a playwright and screenwriter. His play, 'The Humans' won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016. His other work, 'Sons of the Prophet', a comedy-drama about a Lebanese-American family was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2012. Karam grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Brown University and also apprenticed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He teaches at The New School. His other works include 'The Seagull', 'Speech & Debate' and 'Side by Side by Susan Blackwell'. 



You can watch the trailer for 'The Humans' here.


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