AMC is going to pick up where Xbox Entertainment Studios left off. The network has closed a deal to co-produce/distribute a sci-fi drama called Humans. The deal with Kudos and Channel 4 is for an eight-episode series based on a Swedish series called Real Humans. Channel 4 had a deal with XES back in April but then it was announced that XES was being shut down.
Humans is set in a world where the "Next Big Thing" is a Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant who look far too human. A struggling suburban family buys a refurbished Synth only to discover that living with a machine has some chlling consequences.
Humans starts production this fall for a 2015 debut.