William Hurt Joins AMC’s Sci-Fi Drama Humans

Academy Award Winner William Hurt has signed on for a role in the new AMC science fiction series 'Humans'.

Academy Award Winner William Hurt has signed on for a role in the new AMC science fiction series ‘Humans’.

The series will see the actor exploring the age old question of man verses machine.

The series, which will also star Colin Morgan of ‘Merlin’ fame 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.

Hurt will play George Millican, a widower who forges something akin to a father-son relationship with “his out-of-date synth Odi.”

Humans will also star Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Honourable Woman), as an ambitious working mother with “unresolved demons”; Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Selfridge), as her concerned husband; and Gemma Chan as Anita, the “pliant, servile automaton” purchased by Tom who “every now and then, does something inexplicable. Something…almost human.” Other cast members include Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) and Neil Maskell (Utopia).

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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