AMC in collaboration with Channel 4 and Kudos has released the first look of its sci-fi drama "Humans" alongside the trailers of other shows such as the "Fear the Walking Dead" and "Into the Badlands", which are all slated to premiere in June 2015.
"Humans", which is based on the Swedish show called "Real 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. The series follows the story of a strained suburban family, who in the hope of transforming the way they live, purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.
William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell are to star in Humans with Gemma Chan as a synth.
Parkinson and Hill play the couple who buy a synth, Anita. In due course it is revealed that though Anita is pliant, servile automaton that all synths are supposed to be, every now and then, she does something inexplicable, something that is almost human. Colin Morgan plays Leo, a young man on the run, while Neil Maskell plays a member of the Special Technologies Task Force. Hurt plays George Millican, a widower, who treats his out-of-date synth Odi more like a son than a piece of machinery.
"Humans" was originally developed for Xbox Entertainment Studios, but after the studio shut down last year, AMC stepped in to pick up the project. It'll play on Channel 4 in the UK. The series has confirmed the eight-episode first season, but no premiere date has been announced as yet, though the first online glimpse of Gemma Chan's synth Anita being activated has excited quite a few.