‘Humans’ first look: Colin Morgan in Channel 4’s new sci-fi drama

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Channel 4 has released the first image of Merlin star Colin Morgan in Humans.

Based on the hit Swedish drama Real Humans, the eight-part series is written by British duo Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks). Vincent and Brackley have also written the upcoming Spooks movie, Spooks: The Greater Good.

The pic features Ivanno Jeremiah as ‘Synth’ Max and Colin Morgan as Leo.

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Katherine Parkinson (In the Club), William Hurt (Damages) and Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Selfridge) will lead the cast, alongside Gemma Chan (Bedlam), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Will Tudor (Game Of Thrones), Emily Berrington and Rebecca Front (The Thick of It).

Humans Gemma Chan

William Hurt plays George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi, who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery.

Katherine Parkinson plays Laura, a woman who seems to have it all – a great career as a lawyer, a loving husband, three children. But inside she’s struggling with her own unresolved demons. In a misguided attempt to help the situation her husband Joe, played by Tom Goodman Hill, buys a Synth. Played by Gemma Chan, Anita is the pliant, servile automaton that all Synths are supposed to be – but every now and then, she does something inexplicable. Something… almost human.

Humans will air in the UK on Channel 4 later this year.

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