J.J. Abrams must be one of the worlds busiest men right now, and after recently releasing Star Trek: Into Darknessand pledging his time to the new Star Wars film,he has decided against taking any kind of break as he has yet another project to work on after FOX ordered a pilot episode of his much-shopped Almost Human series.
Almost Human is one of four new dramas to be pickled up by FOX for next season's programming schedule and will see the Lost creator re-team with Fringe's J.H. Wyman and Bryan Burk on a buddy cop series set in a future Los Angeles. The series follows future LAPD officers who are each teamed up with android partners, with Star Trek's Karl Urban, Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly and Lili Taylor each set to star in the project.
Jj Abrams lives up to the mantra of 'no rest for the wicked'
FOX also greenlit the first attempt from Greg Kinnear to make a hopefully bankable series, titled Rake (based on the Australian legal series of the same name), as well as a modern re-telling of Sleepy Hollow and Gang Related, a series about a gang member tasked with infiltrating the San Francisco Police Department, but who is eventually placed on the SFPD's Gang Task Force.
The network has also commissioned a round of new comedies too, including the latest project form Seth McFarlane, Dads, which has already been picked up for a six episode run. Andy Samberg's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, about a bumbling NYC detective agency, has also been picked up for a pilot as has the Army base-based Enlisted, from Cougar Town executive producer Kevin Biegel.
Greg Kinnear is going to try his hand behind the camera