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HUMAN: Karl Urban, Minka Kelly cast in J.J. Abrams Scifi Fox Pilot

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Written by Rollo Tomasi

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Karl Urban, Minka Kelly cast in Human. The casting of Karl Urban and Minka Kelly in J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman scifi pilot for Fox adds more star power to the show. Karl 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.” Emotionally shut down, that sounds like Dredd. 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.”

Other recently cast characters include:

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…Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under) will play Maldonado, an ambitious and determined police captain who is willing to make sacrifices for the greater good..Mackenzie Crook: He’s playing Rudy Lom, architect behind the LAPD’s robotics squad..Michael Irby: LAPD Detective Richard Paul who blames Kennex for the death of fellow officers in the tragic mission that casts a pall over the department.

A Minka Kelly photograph:

Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly

Human‘s plot synopsis: “action-packed buddy cop show set in a future where all LAPD officers are being partnered up with highly evolved human-like androids.”

J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are executive producing Human. J.H. Wyman executive producing the TV show as well as writing its screenplay. Brad Anderson is directing the the pilot episode.

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Source: Comicbookmovie, The Wrap, TV Line

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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.