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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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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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Reboot. Recharge. Rebel. (Season 2) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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

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UK | USA | Sweden

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English

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28 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Люди See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Gemma Chan said in a interview that she and the other synths in the series had to go through a synth school. See more »

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Featured in How to Build a Human (2016) See more »

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Do Synths Dream of Electric Sheep?
20 July 2015 | by Ramon ThomasSee all my reviews

Humans is an unexpectedly great show. The reason for this is that it's understated in the technology an emphasizes the humanity. The cast are all from UK and mostly unknown and it allows us to get to know the characters more. Gemma Chan who plays Anita/Mya led me to this series via her Twitter. I first saw her in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

This series is dark and brooding. It raises more questions than it answers with the interaction between the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Synths and the Humans who "employ" them to do ordinary household tasks.

The origins of the core group of Synths is a mystery that is weave through the course of this series. There is some limited action, violence and beneath all of that big question about the ghost in the machine. This may be the best follow-up on ideas of sentient robots first presented since Blade Runner.


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