As human beings, we’re always looking for a better, easier way to live our lives. Every day, you can find countless advertisements for gadgets that slice, dice, and even julienne. Though, to be fair, I must admit my need to julienne is so infrequent that I still prefer to do it by hand. I’m saving my cabinet space for a Synth.
Haven’t heard of Synths yet? Well, AMC’s Humans is about to change all that. On Sunday, June 28 at 9/8c, you’ll be introduced to a world not unlike our own, but with one major difference – you can buy an uncannily lifelike robotic servant to do your bidding. In this world, you no longer have to bother with all those pesky daily chores like cleaning, cooking, and actually being a parent to your kids. In this world, you can leave all the drudgery to your Synth. In this world, you may have trouble sleeping at night knowing a creepy Terminator is watching over you.
Not sounding so great now, is it?
In this four minute featurette recently released by AMC, the people behind Humans discuss the pros and cons of actually having this kind of technology in our lives. A co-production from AMC, Channel 4, and Kudos, this eight-part drama will explore how this scenario might play out by telling four concurrent stories of humans and their Synths. I have a feeling things aren’t going to end well for everyone.
HUMANS 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. In the hope of transforming the way his family lives, father Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) purchases a Synth (Gemma Chan) against the wishes of his wife (Katharine Parkinson), only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. Through four concurrent story lines, HUMANS explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between people and machines become increasingly blurred. The series also stars William Hurt, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, and Neil Maskell.
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Humans premieres Sunday, June 28 at 9/8c on AMC