AMC is readying an artificial intelligence drama picked up from Xbox's now defunct original programming slate. That's good news for us, because this series Humans looks and sounds awesome.
THR is reporting that AMC has picked up the rights to Humans, starring William Hurt and Katherine Parkinson.
"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.
Hurt will play a widower named George Millica, a character described as someone who has formed a close relationship with an out-of-date "synth" and treats it a lot more like his child than a robot. Parkinson plays a woman whose husband buys a synth that starts to show signs of humanity—whatever those signs are.
The eight-episode series was penned by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks), and based on the Swedish drama Real Humans. The series is currently in production and will air sometime in 2015.