William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, and more cast in AMC\'s \'Humans\'
, a science fiction drama set in the parallel present, where “Synths”—high-tech robotic servants—are all the rage.
, the show centers on a suburban family that purchases a refurbished synth only to realize that merging life with machine have unforeseen consequences.
Hurt will play George Millican, a widower who treats his synth, Odi, like his own son. Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman Hill play couple Laura and Joe, who try to ease their marital problems by buying a synth, Anita, played by Gemma Chan. Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, and Neil Maskell also join the cast.
, co-produced by AMC, Channel 4, and Kudos, is set to shoot in the U.K. this week.
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