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Abrams, Fringe producer developing buddy cop robot show at Fox

Abrams, Fringe producer developing buddy cop robot show at Fox

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From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/24/12 2:01 PM 
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Fringe exec reveals what Abrams' future cop series is all about

Fringe exec reveals what Abrams' future cop series is all about


From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/13/13 4:15 PM 
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Star Trek actor reunites with J.J. Abrams for new robot cop pilot

J.J. Abrams is someone who likes to keep it in the family. The director and producer has tapped a member of his Star Trek team to headline his new show. It's called Human and is a futuristic thriller written by Fringe's J.H. Wyman.

Karl Urban, who'll reprise his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek Into Darkness, has landed the lead. The series is described as "an action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids."

Urban's character John Kennex is a veteran cop who's partnered with an android called Dorian (Michael Ealy). Even though John is human, his tragic past has left him emotionally and physically scarred. Despite Dorian's A.I. origins, he has a much better understanding of the human race.

Other Human castmembers include Friday Night Light's Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby and Mackenzie Crook.

Aside from Star Trek Into Darkness, Urban will also appear in the sequel Riddick, which opens this fall.

What do you think of Urban's new TV gig?

(via TVLine)



From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host5/10/13 5:19 PM 
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1st look at new sci-fi series Sleepy Hollow + Abrams' Almost Human

Well, Fringe might be gone, but Fox seems to be doubling down on new sci-fi shows next season.

The latest? J.J. Abrams’ Almost Human and Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci's Sleepy Hollow, both of which received a full season pickup from the network.

For Fringe fans, Almost Human should definitely be one to watch, as Abrams has teamed up with former Fringe producer J.H. Wyman to make it happen. That series will be a twist on the buddy-cop genre, following a cop (Karl Urban) who is teamed up with a humanlike android. Abrams’ name alone was likely enough to get this one on the schedule, and it’s the latest of many series (Fringe, Alcatraz) he's had on the network.

As for Sleepy Hollow, reboot gurus Orci and Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-0, Amazing Spider-Man 2) will be mixing time travel with the classic headless-horseman tale for a sci-fi-tinged crime procedural. The series will follow Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who gets yanked 250 years through time to find the world on the brink of destruction. Once here, he’s somehow partnered with a modern-day cop (Nicole Beharie) to try and figure it all out. The biggest question? How they plan to string this premise out for the long term. Best guess: a big mystery and a new mythology.

Which of these two series are you interested in checking out?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host5/18/13 8:51 PM 
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Watch Abrams explain 1st clip from future-set series Almost Human


If the combination of J.J. Abrams and his former Fringe producer J.H. Wyman wasn’t enough to intrigue you already, the first action-packed trailer for Fox’s new series Almost Human has finally arrived — along with a behind-the-scenes clip with the producers breaking down the premise.

Set 35 years in the future, this sci-fi buddy cop series will follow a loner cop (Karl Urban) who is teamed up with an android. The pitch alone sounds a little cheesy, but the actual footage is great — and does a whole lot of world-building to establish the android-partner concept and why Urban’s character, John Kennex, is so against it.

It’s a good twist on the cop procedural genre, and it seems like it will be jam-packed with solid sci-fi trappings. With Urban at the center, and Abrams pulling the strings, this could be one of the better true sci-fi series of the fall.

In addition to the full trailer above, the network has also released the behind-the-scenes featurette below, with the producers digging deeper into the concept and teasing how they’ll flesh it out into a full series. Check out the behind-the-scenes clip below, with Abrams and Wyman explaining the premise of the series:

Almost Human will debut in the late fall on Monday nights, packaged with The Following. Considering the fact that The Following was one of the biggest hits for the network this year, it’s a great vote of confidence that they’d give the series such a prime spot.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)



From: Suzanne Lanoue (SLANOUE) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/20/13 9:35 AM 
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‘Almost Human’ Co-Showrunner Naren Shankar Exits

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 6:44pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Naren Shankar is leaving Fox‘s new drama series Almost Human, where he served as executive producer/co-showrunner alongside creator/executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman. Almost Human, from Warner Bros. TV and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, is described as an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when cops are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Shankar joined Almost Human after the upfronts. Unlike Wyman/Bad Robot’s previous sci-fi Fox series, the heavily serialized Fringe, Almost Human is at heart a police drama. That explains the idea of bringing in a co-showrunner with extensive procedural background like CSI veteran Shankar, who served as co-showrunner on the long-running CBS crime drama and was an executive producer on another police drama with genre elements — NBC’s Grimm. While I hear Wyman and Shankar got along very well personally, like it happens with some showrunner marriages, this one didn’t quite work for this particular show. Wyman will continue as sole showrunner, with no immediate plans to bring in a new co-showrunner. Almost Human premieres Nov. 4.


From: Suzanne Lanoue (SLANOUE) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/8/13 3:26 PM 
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John Larroquette joins Fox's 'Almost Human' cast


The future just got a bit more interesting: John Larroquette is joining the cast of Fox’s Almost Human.

The actor best known for his long-running 1980s-90s role on comedy Night Court is coming on board the sci-fi action-drama in a dramatic recurring role. He’ll play “Nigel,” a “genius roboticist who is sympathetic, highly intelligent and a bit broken.”

Almost Human is set in 2048 and stars Karl Urban and Michale Ealy as buddy cops, one of which is an android. The Emmy-winning Larroquette was most recently in NBC’s Deception, and was also a regular on Boston Legal.

As previously announced, Fox moved the premiere date for the J.J. Abrams/J.H. Wyman-produced series to Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. to take advantage of a football double-header lead-in. Then on Monday, Nov. 18, Almost Human will have its regular time slot debut, with an episode concerning sexbots no less (or more properly: “IRCs — Intimate Robot Companions”). Here’s a seven-minute clip from the premiere (which is being billed inaccurately around the web as “the first seven minutes” — it’s not, it’s just early in the episode):

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From: Suzanne Lanoue (SLANOUE) DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/14 8:20 PM 
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Fox Drama 'Almost Human' Canceled After One Season


On Tuesday, April 29, Deadline reported that the Fox procedural drama "Almost Human" will be canceled after just 13 episodes on air. Though the show had a rough start, delaying its November premiere just two weeks after launch, it managed to procure enough viewers to be considered for renewal.

The show, which stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Minka Kelly, garnered an average of 6.2 million viewers over the course of its first season, but still was not up to par with Fox's aggressive plans for next season. As HitFix notes, Fox may have been concerned that the show did not drive as much of an "internal passion" as the network might have required specifically for the sci-fi genre.

As for next season, the network has already lined up a second season of "Sleepy Hollow," in addition to ordering new shows "Heiroglyph" and "Backstrom" to series.

UPDATE: Mere hours after the announcement that "Almost Human" would be cancelled, a petition sprung up, in attempt to save the show. "Due to the recent announcement that FOX is canceling the sci-fi series, 'Almost Human,' we, the viewers are asking to help save it," creator Megan Riffey wrote, in defense of J.H. Wyman's creation of a world, which “both scares and excites us." As of publish, it has 4,890 signatures.



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From: Suzanne Lanoue (SLANOUE) DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/14 8:22 PM 
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‘Almost Human’ Fans Rage to Save Cancelled Show

Viewers of Fox drama mobilize – well, turn on their computers, anyway – to save series

Fans of the Fox drama “Almost Human” — which was canceled Tuesday night after a single season — are mobilizing on the internet to vent their rage and attempt to revive the series.

Angry fans of creator J.H. Wyman's sci-fi series, which takes place in a world where human cops are paired with android partners, are expressing their anger at Fox en masse and pushing for the series to be picked up elsewhere.

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From: Suzanne Lanoue (SLANOUE) DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/14 8:22 PM 
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Please do sign the petition to save the show!



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