Leo is a desperate man with a singular goal: To be reunited with his beloved family. On the run and hunted by mysterious forces, Leo has little to lose – and it shows. His tough exterior masks a dry intellect and humour, and a deep soft spot for his Synth companion Max.
Wide-eyed, curious, and above all, loyal, Max is a Synth that behaves a little differently to all his millions of unthinking brothers and sisters in operation around the world. Who made him this way, and why? Max wants to know things – or at least, it appears he does. He also seems devoted to Leo, fulfilling multiple roles for him – sidekick, confidant, little brother, protector and conscience. He sees no bad in anyone or anything, approaching everyone and everything with the trusting optimism of a child. Who would program a Synthetic to display these characteristics? Spend some time with Max and you’d start to get the feeling he was good – maybe even a better person than most people. Except, he’s not a person at all.
(Leo: Colin Morgan; Max: Ivanno Jeremiah)