If we can’t get more Karl Urban in a Dredd sequel, at least we can still see him in “Cop” mode in J.J. Abrams latest foray into Prime time television, Almost Human. The first trailer released last night. Almost Human will be Urban’s first lead in an American television series. Can he make the conversion from the big screen back to prime time television? Here’s the shows official synopsis:
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.
Is this going to devolve into another generic Buddy-Cop show? This first trailer has me interested enough to check out an episode or two. Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
There’s also this behind-the-scenes featurette. In it, the producers dig deeper into the show’s basic concept and how they’ll develop that core into a complete series.