Armagh actor Colin Morgan, Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill will star in new sci-fi series Humans.

A co-production between UK Channel 4 and US cable network AMC, the drama is set in a world where the new must-have gadget is a 'Synth' - a lifelike robotic servant.

Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge) have been cast as a couple who purchase a Synth but quickly come to regret their decision.

Merlin star Morgan will play Leo, a young man on the run, while Utopia's Neil Maskell, Will Tudor (Game Of Thrones), Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) and Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) will all feature in the show.

An adaptation of the Swedish TV series Real Humans, Humans will start shooting later this year and is due to be transmitted in 2015.