'Almost Human': FOX's new show mixes 'Blade Runner' and 'NYPD Blue'

"Almost Human" is set 35 years in the future, in a Los Angeles where human-looking androids work alongside flesh-and-blood cops. So naturally, one of the prime influences creator J.H. Wyman cites for the show is ... "NYPD Blue"?Yep. Wyman explained Thursday (Aug. 1) at the TCA summer press tour that he's shooting for a mix of weekly crime stories and ongoing character arcs in the style of the late, great ABC series. "This is a police drama. This is about hard-working, brave people on the front lines of a future that's just a stone's throw away, and we're hoping that people care about them," Wyman says of the series, which stars Karl Urban as a human cop paired with Michael Ealy's android. "... I'm more interested in knowing about these people's lives [a la] great shows like 'NYPD Blue.' Nobody ever dogged it for being episodic, because the characters were serialized. You really invested in...



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