Space takes Real Humans

It may be set for an English translation – but that hasn’t stopped Canada’s Space picking up rights to Swedish futuristic thriller Äkta människor (aka Real Humans).

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

Set in a parallel world in which humanoid robots, or “hubots,” act as labourers and servants, the 10×60′ series explores what can happen when human workers, friends, parents, and even lovers, are replaced with robots.

The SVT series is produced by Matador Films and sold by Shine International.

In Swedish with English subtitles, Äkta människor will debut on November 8.Äkta människor is being remade as Humans by AMC and Channel 4 for launch in 2015.