Humans First Look: AMC Drama Offers Eerie Take on Androids Among Us

People, did Battlestar Galactica teach us nothing?!

Apparently not, because the just-released trailer for AMC’s upcoming sci-fi series Humans gives us a glimpse at a parallel universe where “Synths” — highly developed, artificially intelligent servants — are every family’s go-to accessory.

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The eight-part drama bows Sunday, June 28, at 9/8c, and stars William Hurt (Damages) as George Millican, a widower who becomes like a father to his obsolete synth Odi, and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) as a working wife and mother whose “pliant” Synth acts a little too human every now and then.

Once you’ve watched the promo, click through the exclusive gallery below for an in-depth look at the cast, which includes Colin Morgan (The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Selfridge) and Gemma Chan (Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

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  1. m3rcnate says:

    Well, first off, why not just start “Almost Human” back up? :( miss that show!

    Where this show got me hooked is this: ” eight-part drama”. That is the key to getting to me to watch a show now a-days. You tell me its a traditional show thats gonna be 19-23 episodes long and trying to run as long as it can (to make $) until it gets cancelled (most likely without a ending) i say screw that and pass. Mini-series and 10-13 episode shows are where its AT!

  2. Imp says:

    Is this a remake of the Swedish series Äkta Människor ?

    • Alex says:

      Yes it is. I just checked. And that makes me interested since I really loved that show.

    • Katie_Mead says:

      This looks okay, but I’d much rather be watching a third season of Äkta Människor (Real Humans).
      Also, I still think that Hubots sound better than Synths!

  3. CalonLan says:

    I wasn’t overly struck on the original, but being the sucker for Colin Morgan that I am you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll watch this (as painful as it may be). =P

  4. Doug says:

    Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman). Are you kidding me? Katherine Parkinson from the IT Crowd!

  5. andri says:

    I wonder if you would call a male character a working husband and father instead of a doctor, lawyer etc

  6. hud says:

    Would say appeals to the prurient minded only. Trash. Tasteless. AMC given some credit for past programming, starts circling the bowl.

    • Katie_Mead says:

      If it is anywhere near as good as the original, it will be far from tasteless trash. Äkta Människor is one of the most thought-provoking TV series I have ever seen. It really is speculative fiction at it’s very best.

  7. james says:

    Sounds similar to a Swedish Sci-fi show called ‘Real Humans’.