Karl Urban And Michael Ealy Set To Star In New J.J. Abrams' Android Cop TV Show 'Almost Human'

While J.J. Abrams may currently be best known as a film director with the sequel to his highly successful Star Trek reboot Star Trek Into Darkness just months away from release, and being given one of the biggest directional jobs in Hollywood as the official director of Star Wars: Episode VII, we can't forget that Abrams is still a highly successful TV producer. With numerous popular TV shows under his belt including Felecity, Lost, and that recently concluded Fringe, now he has a new series on his hands in the form of FOX's Almost Human. Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd) and Michael Ealy (Underworld 4, Think Like A Man) have been tapped to star as a cop/android duo in the all new series.

The premise of the show will take place in the new future in the LAPD where each human cop is partnered with an android cop on duty. Karl Urban will be playing the show's protagonist John Kennex is a human cop practically emotionally shutdown after a disastrous mission that killed nine officers and left him critically injured. Michael Ealy will be portraying his android police partner Dorian, and Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under) will be playing the police captain  Other supporting cast members include Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones), and Michael Irby (Law Abiding Citizen).
Former Fringe director, writer, and showrunner J.H. Wyman is writing the script for the pilot of Almost Human, so fans of Fringe should really look out for this one. Abrams and Bryan Burk will be executive producing the series along with Wyman, and Kathy Lingg and Reid Shane will be on board as co-executive producers.
The show seems to have a bright future ahead of it, as Abrams and Bad Robot's track record has never failed to disappoint, and the show will be a welcome addition alongside Bad Robot's only current running show Revolution. The show's premise doesn't seem to be anything too original for right now, but I'm sure Wyman and Abrams' will surprise us with a different approach to the android cop adaption. With Karl Urban being such a big name now in Hollywood after portraying Bones McCoy in the Star Trek series, and his performance just this summer in Dredd, the show already has a lot of potential with such a talented lead.
So what do you think of Almost Human? Are you excited to see Karl Urban and Michael Ealy star together?