Almost HumanIn Brief: From J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman comes an action-packed police drama set in the year 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Meet John Kennex, 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, 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. John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43, but abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him.

First Aired: November 4, 2013
Air Day: Monday
Air Time: 8:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Network: FOX
Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction

Episode Guide

Season 1

  1. Pilot
  2. Skin
  3. Are You Receiving?
  4. The Bends
  5. Blood Brothers
  6. Arrhythmia
  7. Simon Says
  8. You Are Here
  9. Unbound
  10. Perception
  11. Disrupt
  12. Beholder
  13. Straw Man


  • Karl Urban as John Kennex
  • Michael Ealy as Dorian
  • Minka Kelly as Valerie Stahl
  • Michael Irby as Richard Paul
  • Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom
  • Lili Taylor as Capt. Sandra Maldonado

Production Companies

  • Warner Bros. Television
  • Bad Robot Productions
  • Bonanza Productions Inc.


  • J.H. Wyman

Executive Producers

  • J.J. Abrams
  • Bryan Burk
  • J.H. Wyman

Co-Executive Producers

  • Brad Anderson (pilot)
  • Kathy Lingg
  • Reid Shane


  • Brad Anderson


From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, ALMOST HUMAN (working title) is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world.

ALMOST HUMAN (wt) 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 Wyman, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe”) and Reid Shane (“Fringe”) are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson (“Fringe,” “The Killing”) directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.