Set in an alternate Prohibition-era America, Automata is a science-fiction Dieselpunk noir series based on characters from the Penny Arcade web-comic of the same name.
In this fictional Dieselpunk 1930s, it is not liquor that is outlawed but instead the continued production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. They live among us as an underclass of social outcasts, victims of human prejudice and strict laws that govern their existence.
Automata follows New York private detective Sam Regal (Basil Harris, NBC’s Grimm, TNT’s Leverage) and his automaton partner Carl Swangee (Doug Jones, CBS’s Star Trek:Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) as they work together to solve the crime and understand each other in a dystopian America.
Automata: The Series is the official selection for this year’s SeriesFest independent pilot competition in Denver.