Humans, Channel 4, UK
Pitch: Local adaptation of the Swedish sci-fi drama Äkta Människor (Real Humans) aired in Sweden on SVT1. The story is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for a busy family is a Synth - a life-like humanoid. The Hawkins, a loving but troubled family, decide to buy a 'Synth' called Anita, but they start to suspect there's something unusual about her... Also aired in the USA on AMC.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the sci-fi drama series was among the 5 most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching 21 688 social comments. Over the first 4 episodes, the number of Facebook Likes increased by 40% reaching 114 037 Likes.
Premiere: Thursday Sunday 14 June 2015
Distributor: Endemol Shine Group (ESG)
8 weekly 60-minute episodes