William Hurt for 'Real Humans' remake

The American actor has landed a role in the English-speaking version of Swedish TV series "Real Humans." The remake is scheduled to arrive on AMC in the US and Channel 4 in the UK in 2015, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Also taking part in the remake of "Äkta människor," better known as "Real Humans," are Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill and Gemma Chan.

First broadcast in Sweden in 2012, the sci-fi drama tells the story of a world in which human-looking robots are an integral part of society. That is, until they start getting rebellious. William Hurt will play a widower who treats his robot Odi more like a son than a machine.

"Real Humans" will mark Hurt's return on TV. After receiving an Academy Award for Best Actor for 1985's "Kiss of the Spider Woman," he took part in legal TV series "Damages" and also played in TV movies such as "Moby Dick," "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Too Big to Fail."