AMC Sets Premiere Date for Drama Series ‘Humans’

AMC, which on Sunday will say goodbye to “Mad Men,” has set an early-summer premiere date for eight-part drama series “Humans.”

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.

“Humans” stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Colin Morgan, Pixie Davis, Ivanno Jeremiah, Theo Stevenson, Emily Berrington, Neil Maskell, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front, Danny Webb and Sope Dirisu.

“Humans” is produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films (“Real Humans”).  Sam Donovan (“Utopia”) is the director; executive producers are Jane Featherstone (“Broadchurch,” “Utopia,” “The Hour”) and Derek Wax (“The Hour,” “Occupation,” “Lip Service”) for Kudos, with Chris Fry (“The Smoke”) producing for Kudos and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell, and Kristin Jones and Joel Stillerman for AMC.

Distribution will be handled by Endemol Shine International.

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