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Star Trek’s Karl Urban Joins J.J. Abrams’ Fox Cop Pilot

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Karl Urban will reteam with his Star Trek director for Human, the futuristic Fox pilot from J.J. Abrams and former Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman.

He joins Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, whose casting was announced only yesterday, Michael Ealy (Common Law), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Characterized as an action-filled buddy cop drama, the thriller is set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

TVLine reports Urban will star as John Kennex, “a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured.” He’s partnered with Ealy’s Dorian, an android detective “who, ironically, has a better grasp of humanity than he does.”


  • JoeKoffee

    I will eagerly anticipate this. Karl Urban fan since ‘Xena.’

  • Paul Moses

    Sounds promising.

  • Zaldy80

    Dredd was cool, so I’ll check this out.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    This could be really cool.

  • NeonFrisbee

    What this should be is a DREDD cable series.  Make THAT happen.  

  • Jimmy

    He needs to be the new Batman.