Monday, September 22, 2014

AMC Partners with Channel 4 and Kudos for New Drama Series 'Humans'

AMC today announced a new co-production deal with Channel 4 and Kudos for the ambitious drama series Humans based on a Swedish series of the same name. Production will begin later this fall for a debut in 2015.

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.

In a joint statement, Channel 4 and Kudos said, "We would like to welcome AMC on-board in a deal which reflects our continued commitment to this ambitious, highly original new drama. AMC has produced some of the most exquisitely crafted, ground-breaking, talked about television in recent years and the prospect of working together to deliver a drama of genuine scale and originality to the screen is enormously exciting."

"Humans is that rare sci-fi series that puts the emphasis squarely on the character aspect of the story, and explores the emotional impact that will come with an increasingly blurry line between human and machine. We're thrilled to be working with Kudos and Channel 4, both of whom have shown a long-standing commitment to smart and deeply original drama series," said Joel Stillerman, Executive Vice President, Programming, Production and Digital Content for AMC.

Humans is adapted by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. Executive producers are Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax for Kudos with Chris Fry set to produce for Kudos and Henrik Wildman and Lars Lundstr√∂m for Matador Films.