HUMANS on AMC, Patrick Dempsey Is What?

by on June 2, 2015

in Entertainment


via AMC TV press release:

Humans, a bold new eight-part drama series from Channel 4, Kudos and AMC, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. William Hurt plays George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi (played by Will Tudor), who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery.

Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.

Humans, which also stars Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan, recently finished filming in and around London. The series will premiere on AMC this summer (2015).

Is Patrick Dempsey Hard To Work With?

Grey's Anatomy - Derek's Episode

I saw some headlines floating around that Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey might be in a show sooner than you might think. But if you continue to read the articles, it turns out to be presumption on a writer’s part. But the interesting thing that came from one article I looked over on EW, was the issue that Dempsey may have left Grey’s Anatomy due to friction with the show creator, Shonda Rhimes. (And if that’s true, she literally had the last word there, since she wrote that particular episode. Man, tick off the show runner, she’ll literally kill your character!)

Further reading of this one article hinted at Dempsey being difficult to work with and that might make him less of an attractive hire for other shows, when it is said that, “Any actor who provides more drama on set than he does on camera is a non-starter with me.”


Another source tells the reporter that he, “comes off as extremely likable. He had his career-defining role in McDreamy, which played to all his strengths, but ultimately he isn’t worth it.”

But these little nuggets of worry haven’t stopped the fans from wanting more. In fact more than 100,000 fans have signed a petition online to get him back on Grey’s. I’m not sure how that would work unless they’ll be introducing zombie doctors, but hey, I am willing to be surprised.

Be it as it may, the fans are the true power behind a show and if Dempsey showed up on an already existing show or starred in a new show, it would be a boost for that show. Granted of course, he did not act the same in that show. It would be odd/weird if what we saw of him on Grey’s is the same thing we got on anything else.

Right now he’s sitting in the producer’s chair and is working on a Sundance TV series called The Limit, where they say it’s “Mad Men in the racing world of the 60s.” (Warning flag… It has been my experience that when marketing says your new show is like some other popular show, for sake of a sound bite, that never seems like a good thing, as if a new show can’t stand on its own accord.)

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