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Still from Channel 4 series Humans


This pioneering television science fiction drama explores what happens when artificially intelligent beings (who closely simulate humans in both appearance and behaviour) are introduced into the human world.

Playing with that familiar idea of ‘I wish I had a robot to do the washing up/ laundry/ any other banal task I can think of’, Humans sees advanced ‘machine’ beings coming into the domestic, social and medical sphere and assuming the roles traditionally undertaken by humans.

Some of the themes explored are concerned with emotional spectrums, morality, agency and the level of threat that machines and technology could pose to humanity if care is not taken to afford it its proper place in society.

Check out the trailer below before the new series order, coming later this year: