Xbox Entertainment Studios and Channel 4 team for sci-fi series Humans

It's unclear if only the premiere of Humans will be shown on the Xbox in North America or if the entire series will air on the console.

Published Mon, Apr 7 2014 10:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Science fiction fans will get a kick out of a new announcement that was made this week by Channel 4 and Xbox Entertainment Studios. Xbox and the UK TV network are teaming up on a new science fiction series that is based on a Swedish series called Real Humans.

Xbox Entertainment Studios and Channel 4 team for sci-fi series Humans |

On Channel 4 and Xbox, the series will be called "Humans" and follows the same basic premise of the Swedish series. That premise is that in the future people have robotic servants called Synths. The show follows a family who buys a refurbished Synth that has some sort of secret.

The show will "share a premiere" window in 2015 on the Xbox and Channel 4. That doesn't mean that all episodes will be aired on the Xbox. It almost sounds from the description that only the premiere episode will be shown on the Xbox. The show is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.

"In Humans, Sam and Jon have not only crafted an ingenious and imaginative thriller, but they're also asking big, thought-provoking questions about how we live," Channel 4 drama boss Piers Wenger said.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles