According to business site Bloomberg, Microsoft’s new Xbox television studio plans to roll out programs globally this June and will include shows from Sarah Silverman and Seth Green.
One of the first shows to be announced is a co-production with the UK’s Channel 4 and is based on Swedish series Real Humans. Set in a world where human like robotic servants, known as Synths, are part of everyday life the story finds a father buying a second hand Synth which knows a huge secret.
Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) the show will be produced by Kudos, the team behind ITV’s recent hit drama Broadchurch.
“Humans not only questions personal relationships, but we loved how this sci-fi show toys with reality and our connection to technology,” said the President of Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios, Nancy Tellem.
Also on the way is a street football reality show called Every Street United, a stop-motion show with from Seth Green called Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, a comedy sketch show with Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera’s JASH comedy collective and broadcast of the Bonnaroo music festival this July.
Some of the shows will be available for free and will contain interactive elements including extra scenes, mini games and ways to follow the characters outside the show’s plot.
Check out the trailer for the original production of Real Humans, the C4 version starts filming later this year