Summary[edit | edit source]
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," "The Mexican"), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek") and Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law"), the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.
The year is 2048. Meet John Kennex (Karl Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can't remember much - except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend, Anna Moore (guest star Mekia Cox, "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "Undercovers"), left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the "psychological rejection of his synthetic body part," John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado (Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, "Six Feet Under," "Ransom"). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook, "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise) introduces John to Dorian (Michael Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these "flaws" that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human.
John and Dorian's understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights," "(500) Days of Summer") and the distrustful Detective Richard Paul (Michael Irby, "Law Abiding Citizen," "The Unit"), who does not welcome John back with open arms.
Almost Human will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding his attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold.
Almost Human is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Wyman. Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Fringe") and Reid Shane ("Fringe") are co-executive producers.
Main Cast[edit | edit source]
- Karl Urban as Detective John Kennex
- Michael Ealy as Dorian
- Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl
- Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom
- Michael Irby as Detective Richard Paul
- Lili Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|Image||Title||Original Airdate||Episode||Production Order||Production Code|
|Pilot||November 17, 2013||01||1||296844|
|In the near future, detective John Kennex survives a devastating police ambush and is partnered with an android named Dorian.|
|Skin||November 18, 2013||02||5||2J7005|
|Kennex and Dorian investigate a murder and missing persons case involving robots. In the meantime, Kennex tries to find closure in a piece of his troubled past.|
|Are You Receiving?||November 25, 2013||03||6||2J7006|
|Kennex and Dorian are faced with an intense hostage situation. Captain Maldonado is hoping to protect the hostages by meeting with the terrorists' demands.|
|The Bends||December 2, 2013||04||7||2J7007|
|An old cop friend of Detective John Kennex's goes undercover, posing as a "cook" of a highly addictive street drug called "The Bends." But his cover is blown. As the scope of the intense drug investigation unfolds, a determined Kennex and Dorian call on Rudy Lom for assistance.|
|Blood Brothers||December 9, 2013||05||8||2J7008|
|Detective John Kennex and Dorian are tasked with protecting the only remaining witness in a major murder trial, while Captain Sandra Maldonado faces off with the defendant.|
|Arrhythmia||December 16, 2013||06||3||2J7003|
|Detective John Kennex and Dorian respond to a suspicious death at a hospital where - before having a fatal cardiac arrest - a man claimed someone was trying to kill him, and inexplicably knew his exact time of death. As the investigation unfolds, a black market for vital organs is uncovered in which bio-mechanical hearts can be resold and remotely "shut off." As the team fights to find the pulse of this tech-centric crime, Dorian reconnects with a decommissioned DRN.|
|Simon Says||January 6, 2014||07||10||2J7010|
|Detective John Kennex and Dorian investigate Simon, a psychopathic killer who is strapping bombs to his victims' neck and broadcasting their final moments over the internet. When Simon targets Kennex, the team is in a nail-biting race against time to save his life. Meanwhile, a power deficiency affects Dorian's energy level, causing him to have unexpected outbursts.|
|You Are Here||January 13, 2014||08||2||2J7002|
|Detective John Kennex and Dorian investigate a crime scene involving a self-guided bullet that can track, target and kill specific people at any moment. Meanwhile, Sandra Maldonado revisits the deadly ambush that almost killed Kennex.|
|Unbound||February 3, 2014||09||9||2J7009|
|There are consequences and casualties when Danica, an advanced XRN model android that operates more like a soldier than a cop, is rebuilt and on a rampage.|
|Perception||February 10, 2014||10||4||2J7004|
|When Kennex and Dorian investigate the simultaneous and sudden deaths of two genetically-enhanced - or "chrome" - children, a fatal dose of the perfect designer drug appears to be the cause.|
|Disrupt||February 17, 2014||11||11||2J7011|
|Kennex and Dorian investigate a deadly crime from the future when a “smart home” goes bad and turns on its occupants.|
|Beholder||February 24, 2014||12||12||2J7012|
|When Kennex and Dorian investigate the murder of a chrome, there are no signs of trauma apart from a very small pinprick on the back of his neck. As the investigation unfolds, it’s revealed that the suspect is tapping into the DNA of his victims in pursuit of perfection.|
|Straw Man||March 3, 2014||13||13||2J7013|
|Kennex and Dorian investigate a string of murders by a copycat of a serial killer that Kennex's father put in jail.|