I am not a television person outside of cartoons and the sporadic Netflix binge, so when Fox announced their new pilot lineup, I nearly skipped by it without even a passing glance. Then, J.J. Abrams’ name popped up along with names such as Karl Urban and Lili Taylor, and suddenly… I became very interested.
Almost Human, from executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman, stars Karl Urban, Lily Taylor, and Michael Ealy in an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future. Police officers are partnered with evolved human-like robots. Jon Kennex (Urban) partners with a “highly-evolved” android named Dorian (Ealy) who showcases a more “humanized” and emotional robot intelligence that differs from the later android models that operate based on logic and rules.
Dorian and Kennex become involved in a strange partnership as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the newer monotone androids, revealing lots of action and interest inside of these two main characters. Not much has been revealed outside of the official trailer, but the futuristic world Abrams and Wyman have displayed looks interesting enough to entice hardcore sci-fi and action fans. I will definitely be giving this show a shot!