AMC has released two intense teasers and a viral video giving us an intriguing first look at its upcoming sci-fi series Humans. Based on the Swedish show Äkta människor (aka Real Humans), the story takes place in a parallel world where androids with robotic eyes, called "Synths," help people in their everyday lives, tasks and ... more. You know where I'm going with that, don't you?
But if there’s one thing all those Terminator movies and, most recently, Ex Machina have taught us, it's that all things A.I. can go south real quick. The new footage features acting legend William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Gemma Chan and more, with a cast that also includes Merlin’s Colin Morgan (he might be the very small figure of a guy seen running in the forest in the second teaser). Here’s an official synopsis:
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.
Parkinson and Goodman-Hill star as husband and wife whose new Synth Anita (Gemma Chan) reveals a much different side than her original, servile one. William Hurt plays George, a widower who treats his own outdated Synth Odi (Will Tudor, Game of Thrones) as if he were his son. Have a look at the two teasers and that cool viral advertisement for Persona Synthetics, the fictional company responsible for creating the Synths on the TV show:
Humans will premiere on the channel that gave us The Walking Dead (AMC) on June 28. Are you excited about this version of Real Humans?