Fox is getting ready to launch its futuristic new series ‘Almost Human’ on November 17th and is pulling out all the stops in an effort to make sure the sci-fi series winds up being a hit. (For instance, it will debut after NFL football.) The show follows the exploits of an injured police officer, John Kennex (played by Karl Urban) who is returning to action but finds out he must be paired with an android partner known as part of the DRN series or “Dorian” (as played by Michael Ealy).
Kennex doesn’t take kindly to this new policy as you can witness in the clip below.
Clearly, there is a lot that is still unanswered, most obviously the “ambush” that apparently resulted in Kennex’s injury. There’s also the question as to why he thins the DRN androids are “crazy.” So hopefully the show will address those questions as it goes on. And obviously, Minka Kelly’s character, Valerie Stahl will factor in more as things evolve. I mean, you don’t hire Minka Kelly for a walk-on cameo!
Karl Urban is best known for playing Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy in J.J. Abrams’ updated ‘Star Trek’ movies, but he headlined the recent movie ‘Dredd‘ which adapted the British comic book ‘Judge Dredd’ and was intended to launch a new franchise. ‘Almost Human’ allows Urban to step into a leading man role, which he seems to own nicely. But even so, he seems to have a dark side, one so secret he “kills” his first android partner in order to keep hidden. Guess we’ll have to see how that plays out over the course of the series.
What do you think? Does this footage make you want to tune into this new series?
‘Almost Human’ launches on Fox over the course of two nights, Sunday November 17th and Monday November 18th.