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In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
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Series cast summary:
Katherine Parkinson ...  Laura Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Gemma Chan ...  Mia / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Lucy Carless ...  Mattie Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Joe Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Colin Morgan ...  Leo Elster / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Theo Stevenson ...  Toby Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Ivanno Jeremiah ...  Max 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Pixie Davies ...  Sophie Hawkins 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Emily Berrington ...  Niska 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Ruth Bradley ...  DI Karen Voss / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Neil Maskell ...  DS Pete Drummond / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Will Tudor ...  Odi / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Neha / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Billy Jenkins ...  Seraph Sam / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Bella Dayne ...  Astrid 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Made in our image. Out of our control. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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ABC [Australia] | AMC [United States] | See more »

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UK | USA | Sweden

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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In her best-known TV series, The IT Crowd, Katherine Parkinson plays a character who is placed in a position of authority over a computer department, despite her lack of knowledge about and dislike of computers. Likewise, in Humans, Parkinson's character is unwillingly placed in a position of authority over a computerized synthetic person, despite her lack of knowledge about and dislike of synths. See more »

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Referenced in Detroit: Become Human (2018) See more »

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Condition of Humans
18 July 2015 | by nicolasrowleySee all my reviews

My wife and I operate a three episode policy when deciding to watch a new show. With all the great TV out there it can be hard to choose what to watch and not every show has a great start but develops into something memorable. As a result we always wait until we have DVR'd at least three episodes before watching the first. The other reason we record three is if the show is good we will want more immediately. Humans however left us wanting more after the third episode.

The concepts in this show are not ground breaking for any fan of the genre or any reader of science fiction but the fact it is set in the present day in a very relatable parallel reality (especially for Brits) is where this series gets its mojo. This is a thinking persons show the story is secondary to the compelling analysis of human nature and it's reactions to technology. Those who embrace it, those who reject it both are catered for here.

The production values are so very high and the casting is exemplary. Most people are not well known with the exception of William Hurt but there are familiar faces (again, especially for Brits) in there.

This show is not all action but is guaranteed to thrill you and chill you with it's moody pacing, moments of comedy and disturbing critique of humanity facing the very nature of its own creation.


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