First image from new TV drama Humans

Channel 4 has just released the first image from Humans, its new co-production with US network AMC and Spooks/Life On Mars producersKudos. It features Gemma Chan as a "synth" called Anita.

The eight-part series is set in an alternative present, where robotic servants known as "synths" are a must-have accessory. In the show, one family gets more than they bargained for when they buy a machine, and find out that inviting one home has "far-reaching and chilling consequences".

The all-star cast also features Oscar-winner William Hurt, The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson, Merlin's Colin Morgan and The Thick Of It's Rebecca Front.

Humans will air on Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the US later this year.

Photo credit: Des Willie for Kudos.