Humans, the eight-part sci-fi co-production from AMC and the UK’s Channel 4, debuted in Britain on Sunday night, setting a new record for the network. With 4M viewers and an 18.3% share, it became Channel 4’s biggest original drama series launch ever, and more than doubled the slot average — up 166% for volume and 183% for share. Twitter activity was sci-high for the show which kicked off at 9PM local, and reviews have been largely positive — The Guardian is calling it “a clever, high-energy thriller”. U.S. viewers will get the chance to check it out beginning June 28 on AMC.
Produced in conjunction with the U.K.’s Channel 4 and Kudos, the makers of “Utopia” and “Broadchurch,” “Humans” will bow Sunday, June 28, at 9.
Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” “Spooks: The Greater Good”) and based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred.
“Humans” stars Oscar winner William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lucy Carless, Colin Morgan, Pixie Davis, Ivanno Jeremiah, Theo Stevenson, Emily Berrington, Neil Maskell, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front, Danny Webb and Sope Dirisu.
Produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films (“Real Humans”). Sam Donovan (“Utopia”) is the director; executive producers are Jane Featherstone (“Broadchurch,” “Utopia,” “The Hour”) and Derek Wax (“The Hour,” “Occupation,” “Lip Service”) for Kudos, with Chris Fry (“The Smoke”) producing for Kudos and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell, and Kristin Jones and Joel Stillerman for AMC.
Distribution will be handled by Endemol Shine International.
It's a sad but also pretty cool news: our limited edition Utopia 2 grass green double vinyl sold out in all stores this last Record Store Day - bummer!
We are moved by your support, big THANKS everyone!
(This award business is so nerv wrecking, I think we all lost a few pounds today...)
Music & Sound Awards Jury in London
for crowning Cristo in this year's TV scoring category!
We are very honoured to receive this recognition by the committee.
The 2015 Music and Sound Awards finalists have been announced with The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Howard Shore), Sherlock (David Arnold & Michael Price) and Utopia (Cristobal Tapia de Veer) among this year’s nominees.
Now in its fourth year, the Music and Sound Awards centre on the crafts of music composition, supervision, and sound design in the film, television advertising and gaming productions.
A panel of twenty-one industry figures picked out the nominees earlier this month. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 4th March at Café de Paris in London.
For more info: http://www.masawards.com/uk/2015finalists.php
We've been super busy these last few weeks, it's about time we put up some news:
Cristo started working on one of the most exciting new TV-shows that will see the light of day this year!
'New' is actually just half true, the show is a remake co-produced by Channel 4 (UK) and - ta taaa - AMC (US). Basically, that means that Cristo makes his US-debut on a network that has produced killer shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Mad Men and Hell on Wheels, just to name a few! Could we be any happier? Not at the moment, nope :)
While Cristo is producing waves of soundflames in his studio, Philipp is packing up his atelier in Berlin and prepares the big move to Scotland. May he and his family travel safe and sound!
Kim's challenge will be the hypothermic 1/2 marathon in Montreal next week. With temperatures of around -25C, let's hope it won't snow too much.
Last but not least, the Utopia 2 vinyls are getting pressed as we write this.
Get ready for Christmas, the new Utopia 2 double album is available at the Silva Screen store
(CD, FLAC, mp3) -
And fear not, green vinyls are coming next year!
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