What if a robot was so intelligent that it could create life out of nothing?
That’s the premise behind the new sci-fi series “Robot Mop,” which debuts on CBS on Tuesday.
Written by Julie Taymor and directed by Scott Rosenfeld, the series stars a robot that can create the most beautiful life on earth from nothing—a machine that could save humanity.
The series’ first episode will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m.
ET on Tuesday, September 20.
“Robo Mop” stars Aiden Quinn, Anna Camp, Olivia Nuzzi, Olivia Cooke, James Franco, Jessica Williams, Sarah Chalke, David Goyer, and Zachary Levi.
The new series also stars K. Alex Jones, and has received two Emmy nominations.
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“When you get into the mind of the robot, the mind’s not always very happy,” co-creator Julie TayMor tells Entertainment Weekly.
“That’s part of what I wanted to explore in this series.
We had the robot think, ‘How do I make the world more beautiful?
What if I can’t make a beautiful world from scratch?’
We have a bunch of ideas about how we want to make this world and I think we all had some thoughts about what it would look like.
We’re trying to make it feel like a world we’re in.”
The robot’s creations can be as intricate as a house, and its creations can even be beautiful.
“This is not a robot trying to do a house,” Taymor tells EW.
“It’s not trying to be a house builder.
It’s a machine.
It has the mind to make the best of what it has.
The mind has been programmed to think that it has the power to do this.
It can make the most amazing things.
It will do anything.
I think it’s a very interesting way to approach the world.”
Taymor has previously said that she wanted to bring more emotional impact to the series.
“We wanted to tell stories where the robot is very real,” TayMor said.
“And then the human beings on this show, who are the robots, are not real.”
“Robots are so much more than they appear.
They’re the opposite of machines,” cofounder and co-executive producer Scott Rosenfield tells EW about the show.
“They’re also very complicated.
There’s no simple explanation of how they function.
But it’s really important to understand the way the robots are programmed.”