Among fans of thought-provoking storytelling about artificial intelligence, the Swedish program Äkta Människor (Real Humans) has become legendary. And now it looks like the English-language remake could be appearing on our screens next year.
The Real Humans remake was being produced by the U.K.'s Channel 4, in cooperation with Microsoft's Xbox production studio, and it was going to appear as exclusive programming for the Xbox in the United States. But Microsoft has radically scaled back its plans to turn the Xbox into a kind of television distribution channel, and Real Humans was in danger of falling through the cracks.
Now, according to Deadline, the cable channel AMC is in final talks to air Real Humans Stateside — just in time for a deadline to get the show into production so it can air in 2015. The involvement of AMC means there'll be enough money, but probably also increases the chances that this will be a worthy adaptation of the Swedish classic. At least, if this show lives up to the standards of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, that would be most excellent. Here's hoping!