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HUMANS, a bold new British-American science fiction television series from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos, 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.

Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, HUMANS is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.

“A lot of different types of jobs are automated now,” says co-writer Sam Vincent. “Everything is automated with a kiosk now and there‚Äôs no guy at the counter. There’s a real explosion of that happening and we wanted to reflect those social and economic trends…If we had something like the Synths we have on our show, that effect would be magnified a hundredfold, and that was quite interesting. We’re really going quite deep into how society would change.”

Eight episodes were produced for the first season, with a second, eight-episode series scheduled to air in the UK in late 2016 and in the United States in 2017.