​Almost Human goes back to the 1980s future

Do you like Robocop? Blade Runner? Demolition Man? Alien Nation? Total Recall? And countless other police drama-esque science fiction movies from the '80s? Then you'll love Almost Human, which is an unapologetic pastiche of the genre, updated to reflect 21st century post-human politics and fears of pharmaceutical… » 11/18/13 11:00am 11/18/13 11:00am

Robo-racism abounds in the new Almost Human trailer

J.J. Abrams's new scifi police procedural debuts on Fox with a two-night premiere on November 17th and 18th, and no one could be less happy about this than robot-hating officer John Kennex, played by Karl Urban. He doesn't like his artificial leg, he doesn't like his orders, and he doesn— holy @#$%, did he throw his… » 10/22/13 12:50pm 10/22/13 12:50pm

How Almost Human does for robots what Fringe did for mad science

Welcome to Fall TV Week at io9, where we'll be giving you the inside scoop on some of the upcoming TV shows. First up: Almost Human, the new show from Fringe's Joel Wyman and J.J. Abrams. We talked to stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy about how the show makes you root for androids the way Fringe did for mad scientists. » 9/03/13 1:05pm 9/03/13 1:05pm

J.J. Abrams's robot cop show has found its robot cop

Sadly, Abrams didn't hire a robotic police officer for his personal use (presumably for security against from the frothing fanboys screaming about the anticipated amount of lens flares in Star Trek Into Darkness), but for his as-yet-untitled cop-and-robot-cop drama for Fox. Michael Ealy, whose had stints on The Good… » 2/28/13 10:40am 2/28/13 10:40am