AMC currently rules the horror TV landscape, at least popularity wise, with their mega hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. And while they’ve tackled weighty fare with Breaking Bad, the western with Hell On Wheels, and the police procedural with Low Winter Sun, they’ve yet to dive full on into science fiction. That’s changing with their upcoming Humans, and now we have a new look at the series.
This new image shows actress Gemma Chan, who plays a “Synth,” as their called (it sounds like a very derogatory term), named Anita. Set in an alternate reality that parallels our own, in Humans these robotic servants—think super fancy Rosie from The Jetsons—have become the must-have status symbol for any family on the rise. One suburban family reaches beyond their budget and means to purchase their very own Synth, hoping it will change their life. And it does, just not for the better. When they buy a refurbished model, they discover that living with a machine has “far-reaching and chilling consequences.”