12 items from 2015
17 year old Theo Stevenson (represented by Independent Talent) leads the cast of Butterfly Kisses which has just started shooting in London. Theo rose to fame in the title role of Horrid Henry - The Movie and was more recently seen in the acclaimed Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans.
He is joined by Byron Lyons (represented by Iag) from London in his first screen role, and fellow newcomer 16 year old Liam Whiting from Buckinghamshire (represented by Jpa Associates).
Developed as part of Film London's Microwave feature development programme, the film tells the story of three teenage friends growing up on a housing estate in London. The shoot will take place in the Clapham Common area in London.
Following a day in the life of Jake and his two best friends, we enter a teenage world revolving around sex and porn. Each friend has their own demons, but Jake has a dark secret. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Humans, Season One, “Episode Eight”
Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley
Directed by China Moo-Young
Airs Sundays at 9 pm (Et) on AMC
For much of the first season of Humans, various forces in favour of and against Synth consciousness have been building, with certain segments, like Dr. Millican and the Hawkins family, caught in the middle of it all. Last week’s episode started seeing casualties as the forces began colliding, with Dr. Millican’s death and the potential arrest of the Hawkins family as Hobb finally tracked down Leo and his Synth family. This week’s episode reveals Hobb’s true plan, while delving deeper into what drives Karen and Laura as both become key components in unfolding events, in a season finale that manages to close things off effectively while leaving a lot of exciting possibilities for the show’s second season. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Humans will continue to live on AMC for another year. The futuristic drama, which is a co-production between the network, Channel 4, and Kudos, has been renewed for a second season. Season 2 of Humans will consist of eight episodes and begin production next year. Season 1 of Humans has averaged 2 million viewers per week (in Live+3 ratings) here in the United States. In England, the show’s series premiere was Channel 4’s highest-rated originated drama in 20 years. Humans was created by British writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans. The series stars Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Ivanno Jeremiah, Sope Dirisu, Theo Stevenson, Colin Morgan, Neil Maskell, Pixie Davies, Jack Derges, Ruth Bradley, William Hurt, Emily Berrington, Rebecca Front, and Sophie Gooding. “We’re so pleased to announce a second season of Humans and extend our terrific partnership with… »
- Chris King
It seemed Hobb was working to obliterate David Elster's work, but episode six reveals that he has spared Fred (Sope Dirisu) and is less a villain, more another would-be pioneer - albeit a misguided one.
Hobb softens as the series draws parallels between him and other characters; most obviously George Millican, but also Leo, who - like Hobb - is part-man, part-machine.
In a dramatic shift, Fred changes from victim to antagonist as he responds violently to being held hostage - but this is far from the only role reversal that Humans offers up in episode six.
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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Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
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.
TV show description:
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.
Two episodes were provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.
Set in an unspecified moment in the future, AMC’s new series Humans (premiering on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom as well) focuses on the somewhat troubled Hawkins family and their hiring — well, purchasing of — new maid Anita (Gemma Chan). Sounds normal enough? Well, Anita is actually a “synth,” a robot built for the entire purpose of servitude under whichever “master” first reads her off a series of obtuse phrases and shakes her hand. The show is bubbling and broiling with successfully uncomfortable slavery metaphors and — entirely unsurprising — the idea of what makes any of us crazy folks “human” in the first place, but unfortunately, Humans is as bland as its title. Full of sad characters doing dull things and evoking worn-out messages, AMC’s new show packs neither the punch of its emotional brethren or any of the »
- Mitchel Broussard
Cavity Colors and Van Orton Design have released limited T-shirts and tank tops inspired by the aliens from John Carpenter's film, They Live. Also in this round-up: trailers for AMC's Humans and the Mad Max video game.
"The left side of the image represents the first time Rowdy Roddy Piper puts on the infamous sunglases, and he sees the subliminal imagery and aliens in grayscale. The color side represents when you finally see “Them” in full color and fully exposed to the world!"
Priced at $24, this limited maroon shirt is printed on 100% cotton fabric and is prone to sell out quickly. To learn more about the Cavity Colors' They Live T-shirt, visit:
"Exposure" Tank Top:
Also priced at »
- Tamika Jones
Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the »
- Derek Anderson
AMC has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming sci-fi drama series Humans, which takes place in “a parallel present” in which artificial intelligence has been achieved and humans start to form close relationships with said A.I.s. The central conceit finds Synths, artificially intelligent servants that are eerily similar to humans, all the rage in the gadget community. The show is an ensemble piece, with one story revolving around a widower (William Hurt) who forms a close relationship with his out-of-date Synth Odi (Will Tudor) before being forced to upgrade. The series, which is a co-production between AMC and UK’s Channel 4 and Kudos, hails from Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) and is based on the Swedish series Real Humans. It’s described as an “eight-part drama series,” so it’s unclear if this is a miniseries or if the first season is just eight episodes in length. »
- Adam Chitwood
With Mad Men wrapping up its final season, AMC is going through a transformative period, attempting to launch new shows that will appeal to the same audiences that so widely embraced that period series along with crime saga Breaking Bad. This summer, it will unveil one of its riskiest attempts to do just that, with sci-fi drama Humans.
The eight-part series is due to premiere June 28, and today sees the unveiling of new key art along with an expanded first-look clip. Humans takes place in a parallel present London where technology has advanced to such a point that every household is embracing ‘Synths’ – artificially intelligent servants that look eerily like us but live just to serve. Though the premise bears similarities to films like I, Robot and Ex Machina, the series will focus more on the philosophical and emotional impact of the new technology, as it becomes increasingly unclear what it means to be human. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Produced in conjunction with the U.K.’s Channel 4 and Kudos, the makers of “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” “Humans” will bow Sunday, June 28, at 9. It will be paired for its final four weeks with “Halt and Catch Fire,” which opens its second season on May 31 at 10.
Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” “Spooks: The Greater Good”) and based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred.
- Rick Kissell
12 items from 2015
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