Next weekend SBS begins Real Humans, a 10 part Swedish sci-fi thriller set in a parallel present in which the artificial human has come into its own.
Could make a good double with Hunted.
Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it possible to manufacture a product – a kind of mechanised servant – that is so similar to a real human that it can often be considered a perfectly good substitute.
The human robot, better known as the ‘hubot’, has given rise to new problems and dilemmas. Tricky legal questions have increasingly started to occupy people’s minds about whether the hubots have some form of rights, such as being paid for work. And as an ever growing number of people form intimate relationships with hubots, the boundaries between human and machine are becoming blurred.
Leo, Mimi and Niska belong to a group of rogue hubots fighting for freedom while being chased by the police. Mimi is captured by humans and sold on the black market. Leo goes on a mission to find her.
At the same time, the Engman family buys a new hubot for Granddad Lennart when his faithful old one Odi crashes. In the bargain they get a used model with a mysterious past.
Saturday, 1 December at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.