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Acorn Nabs Digital Distribution Rights to AMC’s ‘Humans’

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British TV-focused VOD service Acorn has acquired the electronic-sell-through and DVD rights in North America to “Humans,” AMC’s recently launched sci-fi series.

The series, which stars William Hurt and is created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, is distributed by Endemol Shine International, produced by Kudos, and co-commissioned by the U.K.’s Channel 4 and AMC. It debuted on June 28 on AMC and is available online via platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video, and Sony Entertainment Network.

Acorn, which is owned by Robert Johnson’s Rlj Entertainment, will release “Humans” on DVD in the first quarter of 2016.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Humans, Ep 1.02: “Episode Two” develops storylines, with mixed results

20 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

William Hurt, Rebecca Front

Humans, Season Two, “Episode Two”

Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley

Directed by Sam Donovan

Airs Sundays at 9 pm (Et) on AMC

The series premiere of Humans introduced the concept of synths, robots that had taken over a number of jobs from humans, and revealed that some of them had gained a consciousness that made them more than machines, while others were being treated as humans by individuals despite pressure from external bodies to not do so. This week’s episode goes further into both how consciousness in synths would affect the show’s universe, how humans feel about the synths and their seemingly invasive presence, developing a number of storylines and characters with varying results.

Dr. Millican’s storyline this week is the most intriguing expansion of the world of Humans, and provides, along with Niska’s storyline, a tangible reason why companies would »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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10 Huge Marvel Movie Details We’ve Learned From Ant-Man’s Press Tour

2 July 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The most exciting thing about a new Marvel movie being released isn’t the movie itself; it’s the press tour that the actors – and more specifically Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige – embark on a few weeks before it reaches the big screen. Ant-Man, the studio’s latest venture is no different, with the Us press tour resulting in some fascinating (and spoilery) Marvel movie details being revealed.

It’s almost as if Feige uses these press junkets as a chance to also promote Marvel’s upcoming releases.

That’s good news for fans, especially as new details about the future of the Ant-Man franchise, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man have all been revealed. From major plot details to simple hints and teases about what’s to come, Feige has been generating headlines all week, creating buzz for Ant-Man and Phase 3. Here, you will »

- Josh Wilding

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Humans: Season One Ratings

1 July 2015 1:42 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

AMC has had incredible ratings success with The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, the rest of their scripted shows have struggled to find a large audience. Will Humans be another hit for the cable channel? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

Set in suburban London, Humans takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synthetic. They're highly-developed robotic servants that are eerily similar to their live counterparts. Unfortunately things don't always go well and the series follows several storylines concurrently. The cast includes Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, William Hurt, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, Danny Webb, Ivanno Jeremiah, Emily Berrington, Sope Dirisu, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davis, and Ruth Bradley.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Kevin Feige on Black Panther’s role in Captain America: Civil War

30 June 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s certainly a lot of excitement about next year’s Phase Three-launching Captain Amercia: Civil War. Not only is it adapting one of Marvel’s most acclaimed story arcs, but it’s also bringing together pretty much every character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as introducing Spider-Man!

However, the wall-crawler won’t be the only new addition to the McU in Civil War, as Chadwick Boseman is set to make his debut as T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther, aheaqd of his solo movie in 2018. Speaking to Birth.Movies.Death, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has offered up a few details about the Wakandan’s role in the threequel, and why they decided to introduce him in the movie.

“[Black Panther] is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older… »

- Gary Collinson

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William Hurt describes fatal Midnight Rider train accident

30 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor shares eyewitness account of the collision on a railway track that led to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming of Gregg Allman biopic

Actor William Hurt has revealed his perspective on the incident that led to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during the filming of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Hurt had been cast in the lead role of musician Allman in the now-suspended production, and was present at the scene of the crash that killed Jones.

Speaking to the Canadian Press news agency, Hurt said: “I just had an unsettled feeling from the very time I got there. I stopped everything and I said in front of everybody, I said, ‘Stop.’ And I asked [assistant director] Hillary [Schwartz] in front of the whole crowd, ‘Are we safe?’ Because it’s her job as the first Ad to tell us that. She said, ‘Yes.’” Schwartz was »

- Andrew Pulver

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Fan-art: The Fight For 'Spider-Man' Begins In Captain America: Civil War Poster

30 June 2015 6:16 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, and is set to be released on May 6th, 2016. More of this artist's work can be found by clicking below »

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Kevin Feige promises Civil War will be a “Captain America movie”, teases Hulk appearance

30 June 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since the announcement of the massive cast of Captain America: Civil War (that includes the likes of Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man and the rest of the New Avengers), many fans were starting to worry that this would not be a “Captain America movie”. Well fear not, because Kevin Feige is putting those worries to rest.

“Certainly at the end of Civil War it’s a whole new ball game,” Feige told io9. “What’s fun about Civil War though is, as you know from the comics, it’s a very simple story. And it really has to be, to accommodate that many players. It’s very much a Captain America movie and it’s very much a sequel to The Winter Soldier in ways I don’t think people [will expect]…. It’s a very simple structure that allows you to have these amazing character interactions in a way that I don’t think becomes overwhelming. »

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Humans: 26 Things To Know About AMC’s New Sci-Fi Drama

28 June 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The seven-part drama series Humans, from British writing team Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent and airing on AMC, explores the emotional impact of blurring the lines between humans and machines. The story takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth, which is a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant that is very similar to its living counterpart. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, along with co-stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill and Gemma Chan, recently spoke with various press outlets about the series. During the interviews, they talked about how this show came about, how similar and different it is from the original Swedish version, the mix of genres, putting this cast together, artificial intelligence in our daily lives, rules for these robots, why some Synths are clearly different from the others, giving answers by the end of this season, and the possibility of future seasons. »

- Christina Radish

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Humans

28 June 2015 9:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: AMC

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 27, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, William Hurt, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, Danny Webb, Ivanno Jeremiah, Emily Berrington, Sope Dirisu, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davis, and Ruth Bradley.

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Set in suburban London, this science-fiction drama is set in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synthetic (or Synth for short) –- a highly-developed robotic servant, eerily similar to its live counterpart. We see the world through multiple concurrent storylines.

In the hope of transforming the way his family lives, father Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) purchases a Synth named Anita (Gemma Chan) against the wishes of his wife; »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Humans, Ep 1.01: “Episode One” shows some promise for the series

28 June 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tom Goodman-Hill, Pixie Davies, Gemma Chan

Humans, Season One, “Episode One”

Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley

Directed by Sam Donovan

Airs Sundays at 9 pm (Et) on AMC

Robots and how humans relate to them has been a topic of science fiction in numerous forms of media, from films to novels. The newest entry into this subgenre comes in the form of AMC’s new series Humans. Set in a world where men and women have relegated a number of jobs to robots called synths, the pilot sets up a number of conflicts that arise from this arrangement, in a strong opening that suggests a compelling new series.

The show does an interesting job of positing the robots as regarded as second class citizens that would be interesting to follow through on. While the idea has been explored in movies and television before, placing robots as the disadvantaged group »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men, Batman, Green Lantern, Gotham, Hellboy 3, Heroes Reborn and more

27 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Batman, Green Lantern, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Hellboy III, Heroes Reborn and more…

Well, the speculation is finally over. Marvel and Sony have cast their new Spider-Man! The two studios announced this week that young British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) has secured the role of Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s incarnation of the wall-crawler, while up-and-coming director Jon Watts (Cop Car) will also helm the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot set for release in July 2017. Sony chairman »

- Gary Collinson

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Humans: 6 Things to Know About AMC's Eerie New Android Drama

26 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No need to fear the moment that artificial intelligence invades every aspect of our lives, say those involved with AMC’s Humans: It’s already here.

And within the universe of the cabler’s new drama, AI takes the form of human-like androids who make every aspect of life easier… and also may be plotting your death.

Video Watch the Chilling Humans Teaser Trailer

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The sci-fi series from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Mi:5) and based on Sweden’s Real Humans is set in suburban London in the “parallel present,” where incredibly »

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We talk Humans on AMC with William Hurt!

26 June 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

“The best reason to make machines more like people is to make people less like machines,” declares a scientist in AMC’s intriguing new drama Humans. Sounds kinda great, doesn’t it — genial, talking and walking Siris to do the housework and other drudgery that keeps us from the stuff we really long to do? But what if there comes a point where we create technology so sophisticated that it no longer requires us to advance and repair itself  — a theory dubbed the Singularity by mathematician John von Neumann in 1958? What is the incentive to excel in school or … Continue reading →

The post We talk Humans on AMC with William Hurt! appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Lori Acken

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'Captain America Civil War' Has Big Changes for This Hulk Character

25 June 2015 5:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When filming started in Atlanta on Captain America: Civil War last month, Marvel released the synopsis and full cast list, which featured the surprising inclusion of William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. We last saw the actor as General Ross in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, the second Phase One movie after Iron Man, and many fans were surprised to see him returning. During a new interview with IGN, the actor revealed that his character has changed quite a bit in the past seven years.

"I loved playing Ross the first time because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. And one that was as warped too. [Ross in Civil War] is different because it's a different style. It's a more modernized style. And what they've done is they've taken a character who was the Ross from the older film and made a new version. »

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Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Gotham, Shield, Batman v Superman, Arkham Knight

25 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Is Ant-Man complete? When does Gotham return? What can Clark Gregg say about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Does William Hurt want to play Red Hulk? Will the Collector return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Did you catch all the Superman Easter eggs in Batman: Arkham Knight? Which Iron Man star is returning for Captain America: […]

The post Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Gotham, Shield, Batman v Superman, Arkham Knight appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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What Are The Chances Captain America: Civil War Actually Gives Us Red Hulk?

25 June 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ever since William Hurt's return as Thaddeus Ross was announced for Captain America: Civil War, fans have wondered what exactly the general’s role will be in the 2016 blockbuster. Earlier this month, it was reported that Ross would turn into Red Hulk. Although that rumor has yet to be confirmed, Hurt already has something to say on the matter. While plugging his new AMC series, Humans, The Wall Street Journal asked Hurt whether we would see Ross following in the footsteps of his comic book counterpart and turn big and red. Pointing out that the McU Ross is not the same as the "graphic novel" version, Hurt responded: I don't know, I wouldn't mind feeling like I had that much power. But I created Thaddeus originally as an ego the same size as the monsters. With the same degree of »

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William Hurt Teases “Much Different” General Ross In Captain America: Civil War

25 June 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As soon as it was revealed that the third Captain America film would follow the beloved “Civil War” storyline, everyone understood the incredible magnitude of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed tentpole. Civil War is essentially an Avengers-sized event, complete with dozens of familiar faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and the entire Avengers lineup formed at the end of Age of Ultron. Even more surprising was another announcement: that William Hurt would be reprising the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, last seen in The Incredible Hulk (not really considered canon in the McU given Edward Norton’s quick ouster from the title role).

Nevertheless, Hurt is getting back into uniform to play Ross, who will again be on the trail of the Hulk as the Civil War heats up – though the actor has told IGN that fans can expect to see a very »

- Isaac Feldberg

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William Hurt Speaks On Rumors Of 'Red Hulk' Appearing In Captain America: Civil War

25 June 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

When William Hurt spoke with The Wall Street Journal, the Academy Award-winning actor was asked about reprising his Incredible Hulk role as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in next year's Captain America: Civil War. More specifically, he was asked about rumors that we'll see his character become the Red Hulk. "It's very very different from [The Incredible Hulk], and the style is completely modernized," Hurt said of the character's return. "So, I'm not playing the graphic novel version of Thaddius Ross. I'm playing... a better suit." When asked about the Red Hulk, William Hurt grinned saying, "I don't know, I wouldn't mind feeling like I had that much power." He continued, "but I created Thaddeus originally as an ego the same size as the monsters. With the same degree of messed up-ness. Yeah, I'd love to have a shot at it(?)." What do you think? Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a »

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William Hurt In His Own Words On What Happened On Set Of ‘Midnight Rider’

25 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

William Hurt says he had an odd feeling when they got on the Doctortown train trestle on the first day of filming Midnight Rider but trusted first assistant director Hillary Schwartz when she said they were safe. But what happened after that was a complete nightmare, he told Canadian Press this morning. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed when a train plowed into the props lying perpendicular on the tracks. Randall Miller, Jay Sedrish and Schwartz… »

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