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Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

Fox picks up ‘Almost Human,’ the JJ Abrams sci-fi drama starring Karl Urban

Almost Human has been picked up by Fox, the show’s co-creator Joel Wyman confirmed May 9 on his Twitter page that the show has been given a series order ahead of next week’s debut.

Hey all!!! The pilot has been picked up!!!! Thank you FOX!

— JOEL WYMAN (@JHWYMAN) May 9, 2013

star-trek-into-darkness-Karl UrbanStar Trek Into Darkness actor Karl Urban stars in Almost Human as John Kennex, an emotionally reticent human detective whose beat partner is an android (FlashForward‘s Michael Ealy).

Here the police drama set 35 years in the future, “when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.”

Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor and Mackenzie Crook also star in the futuristic drama, which is co-created by JJ Abrams (Star Wars Episode VII, Fringe, Revolution).

Wyman told Digital Spy earlier this year that Human will explore themes of “humanity vs technology”.

Press release:

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, ALMOST HUMAN (working title) is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world.

ALMOST HUMAN (wt) is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Wyman, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe”) and Reid Shane (“Fringe”) are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson (“Fringe,” “The Killing”) directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.

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