Season order for J.J. Abrams sci-fi cop drama, Almost Human

News Louisa Mellor 9 May 2013 - 08:00

Highly evolved androids pair up with city cops in new J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman future-set crime series, Almost Human...

That's two new season orders from Fox with a sci-fi bent due for this autumn, the first straight-up future-set crime show Almost Human, and the second a fish-out-of-water tale which sees Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane resurrected and pulled through time to investigate a modern-day crime that promises to destroy humanity. No, really.

We'll concentrate on the one that doesn't sound as if it was dreamt up by a think tank of Homer Simpsons for the time being (and will gladly eat those words if Sleepy Hollow turns out to be kick-me-in-the-nuts-and-call-me-Deirdre fantastic): J.J. Abrams and Fringe's J.H. Wyman's Almost Human.

Dredd and Star Trek's Karl Urban takes the lead in this story of "an unlikely connection forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world", alongside FlashForward's Michael Ealy and Six Feet Under's Lili Taylor.

The Abrams-produced, Wyman-written I, Robot-ish show is set thirty-five years in the future, at a time when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids, and is due on our screens later this year. Better start brushing up on those three Asimovian laws...

Variety

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