Almost Human is a new J.J. Abrams TV series set to debut on Fox at some, as yet to be specified, time. Almost Human stars Karl Urban as a cop forced to partner with a very human-like android. Synopsis follows:
The year is 2048. Meet JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part,” John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado. By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43.
After watching the trailer, I see shades of the anime Ghost in the Shell (good thing) and a bit of the movie version of I, Robot (not necessarily good or bad). What Almost Human has going for it though is that it’s an unabashedly science fictional show on network TV. Sure it’s near future Earth and not in space, but it has robots and other future looking stuff. So I’ll be checking it out when it comes on. Hopefully it won’t be awful. Oh, and since it’s from J.J. Abrams, expect some sort of overarching mystery to the plot.