Let’s face it, there’s absolutely nothing new about J.H. Wyman’s new show “Almost Human”. You’ve seen it a dozen times — the loose cannon human partnered with a robotic by-the-book partner. In this case, the “robotic” partner is literally a robot. The only difference here is that this show’s got snazzy special effects, and for some reason movie star Karl Urban decided to give TV a shot. The show looks like it’s got a huge budget, which probably means it’s going to need to nab gangbuster ratings right out of the chute or it’s dead in the water. Think “Terra Nova”.
If you’re not sold on the show yet, check out a new trailer that dives into the “Ro-bromance”. Get it? Because it’s two guys, but one of them is a robot?
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, Michael Irby, Minka Kelly, and Lili Taylor.
Originally scheduled for November 4th, the show will now open on Sunday, November 17th.