AMC joins C4’s Humans

The English-language version of a Swedish drama is heading to America.

US cable network AMC has signed on as a coproduction partner for Humans (8×60′), commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK.

The series 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.

It is based on Äkta människor (aka Real Humans), which is produced by Matador Films and first aired on SVT in Sweden in 2012.

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

Kudos Film and Television will produce Humans in association with Matador. The executive producers are Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax, with Chris Fry, Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström producing.

Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley are adapting the original series.

Filming on Humans is due to begin this autumn. It will air on Channel 4 and AMC in 2015.

Shine International will handle distribution.