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Karl Urban joins J.J. Abrams pilot HUMAN from FRINGE creator J.H. Wyman

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:33 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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J.J. Abrams has added Star Trek alum Karl Urban and Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly to the cast of his Fox pilot, Human. The new series, is described as an action-packed buddy cop show set in a future where all LAPD officers are being partnered up with highly evolved human-like androids. TV Line reports that Urban will play a character named John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured.

The Wrap reports that Minka Kelly will play a character named Valerie Stahl, described as a uniformed cop with a strong moral compass who believes the best of people.

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Also joining the cast is Common Law‘s Michael Ealy who will play Dorian, an android detective paired up with Urban’s Kennex who, ironically, has a better grasp of humanity than his human partner. Six Feet Under‘s Lili Taylor will play Maldonado, an ambitious and determined police captain who is willing to make sacrifices for the greater good. Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) have been added to the cast as well.

Abrams will be re-teaming with Fringe writer/executive producer J.H. Wyman, who is writing the script and also acting as executive producer along with Abrams and Bryan Burk. Directing the pilot is Brad Anderson (The Machinist).

Sounds like this is shaping up to be a great project with a solid team in front of, and behind the camera.

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