Il n’y a rien comme Série noire. Bien sûr, la série se nourrit de références et d’une culture riche qui la rend plus forte, mais que ce soit au Québec ou la télévision en général, c’est une audace qui a son propre souffle et, simplement parce qu’on a voulu pousser le tout encore plus loin dans sa deuxième saison, cela devrait être une raison amplement suffisante pour ne manquer sous aucun prétexte la suite de ces indescriptibles aventures.
Jim Chartrand, 15.01.2016, Read the full article here
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The best, most surprising television of 2015 came courtesy of Channel 4 and AMC's Humans. Whereas the former's Utopia had been imaginative and innovative, it was perhaps too offbeat - too weird - to secure a broader audience. This series though effortlessly fused - no pun intended - human drama with a fresh twist on familiar science-fiction trappings.
A star-making turn from Gemma Chan as Anita - a human-like android known as a Synth, whose true identity has been suppressed - was but one of a roster of incredible performances.
William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Will Tudor and more did wonderful work with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley's smart, stirring scripts - though special mention should be reserved for Emily Berrington as the cold yet somehow sympathetic Niska. That girl's going places.
Telling a broadly fantastic story for a mainstream audience, Humans' ambition was huge. But it was matched by the show's faultless execution, with the US co-production delivering a sheen and polish that set it apart from other UK series.
Though loosely inspired by a Swedish series, Vincent and Brackley took their show in enough new and interesting directions that even those familiar with the show's origins would have a reason to keep tuning in.
Humans managed to stand out as something totally different in a TV landscape awash with cop shows and crime thrillers. And its fearlessness, its creativity and its quality all deserve to be recognised.
Cristo's Original Soundtrack to the AMC/C4 series HUMANS will be released this December by UK label Silva Screen Records.
Cristo's original score to AMC/C4's HUMANS will be released by Silva Screen Records (UK).
A pre-order will be put in place very soon, please stay tuned!
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.