J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi cop show Almost Human has been axed by US network Fox just days ahead of its UK debut.
Created by J.H. Wyman, the show is a 13-part futuristic thriller stars Karl Urban as Detective John Kennex, the sole survivor of a devastating police ambush.
When he wakes from a 17-month coma Kennex can’t remember much — except that his partner was killed, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.
Still suffering from psychological trauma, he returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado (Lili Taylor), where he is partnered with Dorian (Michael Ealy – The Good Wife), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses.
The 13-part series debuts on UKTV’s Watch on Tuesday, 6th May.