Fox doesn’t do very much these days that I consider “must-see”, but they do have a trio of shows coming down the pipe that peeks my curiosity. One is the J.J. Abrams-produced “Almost Human”, which looks expensive as hell and will probably have to bring in gangbuster ratings or it’s one-and-done, similar to the network’s “Terra Nova” last year. Not sure about “Sleepy Hollow” (couldn’t they get anyone we know to star in this thing? besides John Cho, who is barely in this trailer, that is), and “Gang Related” sounds incredibly like a rip-off of “Infernal Affairs” (since remade as “The Departed”) from the guy who wrote the “Fast and Furious” films, which, honestly, isn’t really a plus.
This action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot.
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.
Starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Lily Taylor, Minka Kelly, and Mackenzie Crook.
Ichabod Crane wakes up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world on the brink of destruction and learn he is humanity’s only hope.
From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”) comes the adventure thriller SLEEPY HOLLOW. In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie, “Shame,” “American Violet”) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.
Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, John Cho, and Katia Winter.
A rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force teams up with a longtime Task Force member to take on the city’s most dangerous gangs, including one he has an allegiance to.
Gritty new fast-paced drama GANG RELATED follows RYAN LOPEZ (Ramon Rodriguez, “Battle Los Angeles,” “The Wire”), a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force — led by SAM CHAPEL (Emmy Award winner Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”) — who teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN (RZA, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Californication”) to take on the city’s most dangerous gangs, including one he has an allegiance to. The series is from creator/writer Chris Morgan (“Wanted,” “Fast Five”), Academy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (“24,” “A Beautiful Mind”), director Allen Hughes (“Dead Presidents,” “Book of Eli,” “Menace II Society”) and executive producer/showrunner Scott Rosenbaum (“The Shield”).
Starring Ramon Rodriguez, RZA, Sung Kang, Terry O’Quinn, Inbar Lavi, Jay Hernandez, Shantel VanSanten, and Cliff Curtis.