Real Humans

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Sunday 9:00 PM on SVT Play Premiered Jan 22, 2012 Between Seasons

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Real Humans (Äkta människor) created by Lars Lundström and directed by Harald Hamrell and Levan Akin, takes place in a parallel world to our own where people's lives have been completely transformed by a new generation of robots, the Hubots. The Human Robot (HUBOT) is so human like that it's considered a perfectly good substitute, but with that comes new problems and dilemmas. Legal questions plaguing people are numerous. Who is responsible for the actions of a hubot and do hubots have some form of "hubot rights"? Should they be paid for their work? As people form relationships with hubots, the boundaries are becoming blurred. The big question that surfaces is what does it really mean to be human and what happens when robots become so human that they can barely be distinguished from real people?

Real Humans is produced by SVT and Matador Films in collaboration with Danmarks Radio and YLE, with funding from Nordisk Film and TV Fond and Nordvisionsfonden.

In season two, some time has passed since the end of the first season but the story of a world in transition continues. The boundaries between human and machine are being erased. An extremely malignant virus spreads like a pandemic making infected hubots uncontrollable and dangerous. People are urged to have their hubots tested and not to download programs or updates via the net. This threat will have a serious effect on our main characters.

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AIRED ON 2/2/2014

Season 2 : Episode 10

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Drama, Science Fiction