At the opening of the third series of the sci-fi saga set in a world where humans and androids – known as ‘synths’ – live side by side, everything is overshadowed by the events that closed the last run. It was then that full consciousness came to all synths globally, shattering their docile obedience and precipitating a breakdown in order that led to many thousands of human deaths.
Now, a year on, the rebellious blue-eyed models have almost all been destroyed or banished to prison-like pens, while an updated orange-eyed version is being marketed as supposedly safe. The dangerous Niska (Emily Berrington, above far right) has managed to escape, while Laura (Katherine Parkinson, top right) is among the few humans campaigning for synth rights. You just know this uneasy peace will not last long, in a series that addresses the same issues as Westworld, on a far smaller budget yet in an endearingly entertaining fashion.