What makes us human? Can a synthetic creation ever think and feel the way we do? And if so, what do we do about it?
‘Humans’ is a brand new eight-part drama, from the makers of ‘Utopia’ and ‘Broadchurch’, featuring a top-notch cast including Earache’s magnificent award-winning, Katherine Parkinson.
Joe Hawkins makes the decision to invest in the latest must-have gadget for any busy family – a Synth. His relationship with his wife Laura, played by Katherine, is becoming increasingly strained. He believes the addition to the household of a highly-developed robotic servant almost identical to humans will give them back the time they so desperately need.
Joe and the kids take the Synth home and name her Anita. Anita is an immediate hit, and a chaotic house is suddenly transformed into an oasis of tidy, organised, well-fed contentment.
On her return from a work trip, a threatened Laura seems less susceptible to Anita’s efficiently chilly charms. There’s just something about her. Every now and again she does something… almost human.
‘Humans’ starts Sunday 14th June, 9pm on Channel 4.