Gemma Jones as 'Anita'

Completed: Humans

In August I started work on a new 8 Part Sci-Fi series for Channel 4 and the American network AMC. Set in a parallel present where the latest must have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly developed robotic servant.

Set in a parallel present where the latest must have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live. The hero family discover their lives with one of the machines has far-reaching and chilling consequences – for this Synth, the cuckoo in the nest, is harbouring an extraordinary secret.

Directed by: Sam Donovan (Utopia, Secret Diary of a Call Girl & Last Tango in Halifax)

Produced by: Chris Fry (MayDay, Spooks & The Smoke)

Starring: Oscar Winner, William Hurt (The Kiss of a Spider Woman, A.I. Artificial Intelligence & Robin Hood) Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman & The IT Crowd) Colin Morgan (Merlin & The Fall) Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge & The Imitation Game) and Neil Maskell (Utopia & Kill List)