Fox's New Series 'Almost Human' Receives Positive Reviews Ahead Of Premiere

Almost Human is set to air on Sunday and Monday (17th and 18th November) in a special two night event. The Fox series has received largely positive reviews from critics ahead of the series premiere.

The series is set 35 years in the future and concerns the working relationship between human and android police officers. Set in Los Angeles, the series follows detective John Kennex played by Karl Urban who dislikes working with androids. He is forced to work with Dorian (Michael Ealy) and the first series will focus on Kennex's reconciliation with the nature of his new partner. 

Urban is best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek, whilst Ealy has appeared in Underworld Awakening and Seven Pounds. The two are supported by such actors as Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), MacKenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Michael Irby (The Unit).

Urban's acting has been highly praised. Lori Rackl of the Chicago Sun-Times said "Urban is the main draw as an emotionally and physically damaged detective in Fox's sci-fi police procedural with a heavy "Fringe" pedigree."

Almost Human is produced by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and created by J.H. Wyman (Fringe).  One of the most damning reviews concerns the typical science fiction currently produced by J.J. Abrams and the like, at least according to Hank Stuever of The Washington Post. Stuever wrote Almost Human is "Another dull example of the manufacturing of sci-fi factory goods with the (increasingly devalued) J.J. Abrams label slapped on."

One aspect of the show which has been criticised is its lack of originality. USA Today's critic Robert Bianco wrote there is an "odd feeling that you've seen it all before," whilst THR's critic, Tim Goodman, compared Almost Human to "Blade Runner."

Almost Human premieres on 17th November at 8pm on Fox. 

Karl Urban
Karl Urban stars in Almost Human.

Michael Ealy
Michael Ealy stars in Almost Human as Dorian.


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