Having a robot servant to do your bidding would be a wonderful thing, if only it didn’t always seem to end in death and destruction. This June, AMC is bringing their take on obedient automatons to television with Humans. I bet there are going to be plenty of unexpected twists, turns, and probably deaths, too. This kind of thing never ends well, but it sure is fun to watch as everything crashes and burns.
Humans, a bold new eight-part drama series from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.
Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.
“A lot of different types of jobs are automated now,” says co-creator Sam Vincent. “Everything is automated with a kiosk now and there’s no guy at the counter. There’s a real explosion of that happening and we wanted to reflect those social and economic trends…If we had something like the Synths we have on our show, that effect would be magnified a hundredfold, and that was quite interesting. We’re really going quite deep into how society would change.”
Humans, which stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan, recently finished filming in and around London. The series will premiere on AMC this summer (2015).
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Humans premieres this June on AMC. Check back for details as they become available.