Thursday, October 16, 2014

AMC's 'Synth' "Humans"

AMC, the home of quality drama series including "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead"  confirmed the cast for "Humans", a new science fiction drama based on the Swedish TV series "Real Humans", where every home has a 'replicant'-like 'synth' human, fulfilling owners' needs and desires:

"...'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 they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences..."

Cast includes William Hurt ("Altered States") as 'George Millican', a widower who treats his synth 'Odi', like his own son, Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman Hill as 'Laura' and 'Joe', who try to ease their marital problems by buying synth 'Anita' (Gemma Chan), Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front and Neil Maskell.

"Humans" is co-produced by AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos, currently shooting in the UK, targeting a 2015 premiere.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Real Humans"...