Humans Being Remade in China


Endemol Shine China is working with Croton Media, Kudos and Matador to create a local Mandarin-language adaptation of the drama series Humans.

Filming recently started on the Mandarin series in Shanghai, with the cast led by Ray Ma and Stephy Qi. The drama is set in the year 2035, when technology—artificial intelligence in particular—will infiltrate and influence every aspect of our daily existence. The Mandarin version will keep with the narrative of the original English-language series while continuing to explore the rapidly evolving relationship between humanity and technology, asking what it really means to be human.

William Tan, managing director of Endemol Shine China, said: “ marks our first scripted formats partnership deal with a local partner in China and having enlisted both U.K. and Chinese writers it’s truly a collaborative venture. Sci-fi drama is an underrepresented genre across the region and we really believe that this new take will set a new trend and that Endemol Shine China will continue to be the leader in creativity and innovation, making unique offerings to the market.”