Xbox and Channel 4 partner for sci-fi series

xboxoneChannel 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox are partnering to remake Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, marking the first time games a console maker has partnered with a UK broadcaster to co-fund a major series.

The deal will see Channel 4 air the drama exclusively in the UK in 2015 at the same time as Microsoft makes the show available to Xbox owners across North America.

The eight part drama series will be produced by Kudos, maker of Broadchurch and The Tunnel.

“This deal with Channel 4 and Kudos underscores Xbox Entertainment Studios’ commitment to programming premium TV series with global partners and creating engaging interactive experiences,” said Nancy Tellem, president of Microsoft’s studio operation. “It sits alongside other original commissions, including a Halo TV series executive produced by Steven Spielberg.”

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