Bad Robot has some serious momentum. There’s no stopping this power-production house headed by J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman and Bryan Burk. In the midst of Star Trek Into Darkness and gearing up for Star Wars Episode VII, they’re bound to not forget about the small screen.
Coming to FOX this fall is Almost Human, a futuristic police procedural featuring android ride-alongs. The show stars Karl Urban, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, Minka Kellyand and Michael Ealy as members of law enforcement under the mandate of protecting and serving the public. Thirty-five years in the future though, human officers must always be accompanied by hyper-realistic (albeit glitchy) android.
I’m digging the vibe, which seems to be a healthy mix of I, Robot and Lethal Weapon. Urban is a great choice to play the disgruntled, yearning-for-the-days-of-traditional-detective-work lead character. As he comes back to work from a two-year sleep “sabbatical” following an injury, he must learn to adjust to this vastly different world of policing. Yes, that ol’ cliché, but it works here. Why reinvent the wheel?
Check out the trailer below.
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Source: Fox Broadcasting