Upfronts 2013: First Look At Fox’s ‘Almost Human’

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After suffering from not having a deep bench of originals this past season, Fox has ordered 9 new series for the 2013-2014 season. One of those new entries is drama series Almost Human, which hails from J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman and Warner Bros. Television. The series is a buddy cop drama, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Want to know more about Almost Human? TVWise presents a first look at the new series.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman, comes Almost Human. Starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell), the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet John Kennex (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend, Anna Moore (Mekia Cox), left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part,” John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado (Lili Taylor). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) introduces John to Dorian (Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) and the distrustful Detective Richard Paul (Michael Irby), who does not welcome John back with open arms. Almost Human will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding his attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold.

Fox’s Trailer For Almost Human Follows Below: