In the not-too-distant future, the United States of America has turned control of the government over to a super-intelligent artificial intelligence. The Machine has created a totalitarian regime where efficiency and order are prized and where free thought and creative expression are indicators of dangerous criminal psychology.
The Machine seeks to predict, and thereby control the future by modeling the expected behavior of every human being within its sphere.
A resistance movement has formed among those the Machine is least capable of understanding. Among them are Tang, a bipolar gunman with a hard time separating fantasy from reality; Simian, a reckless supergenius with no sense of his own mortality; Bobby, a rogue law enforcement robot; and Agency Director Patrick Connor, a broken family man with nothing left to live for. Joining them in their struggle is Grey, a mysterious vigilante who patrols the streets seeking to right the wrongs that the system ignores.
These five lunatics are all that stands between the human race and total subjugation to the whims of the Machine. They are the Circuit Breakers.