Xbox’s sci-fi drama series Humans is picked up by AMC. Xbox committed to an eight-episode first season for the show, which is being written by the British writing team of Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.
Humans is an English-language adaptation of the Sveriges Television and Matador Films series Real Humans. The story 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. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.”
AMC jumped in on the show after Microsoft opted to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is its original programming studio. That decision left original series like Humans and the Steven Spielberg-produced live-action Halo series in the sway. So AMC is going to help keep this Humansseries going, and they will be casting for it soon. As far as Halo goes, apparently it’s still being developed.