With "Dredd" and the "Star Trek" reboots, Karl Urban is no stranger to the science-fiction genre. However, "Almost Human," Urban's latest sci-fi project -- which transports him into a futuristic setting where he plays a synthetic-hating police detective who's forced to partner with an overly sensitive android (played by Underworld: Awakening's Michael Ealy) -- has the Kiwi-born actor in new territory: prime-time television.
Well, that's not to say that Urban is completely unfamiliar with TV. His first big break, after all, was playing the recurring roles of Julius Caesar and Cupid on the popular syndicated series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Though, we imagine he's much more comfortable now with just waving a gun than sporting a toga or wings.
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams and creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, 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.
Almost Human stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly