Star Trek actor reunites with J.J. Abrams for new robot cop pilot

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Nov 20, 2019, 6:51 PM EST (Updated)

J.J. Abrams is someone who likes to keep it in the family. The director and producer has tapped a member of his Star Trek team to headline his new show. It's called Human and is a futuristic thriller written by Fringe's J.H. Wyman.

Karl Urban, who'll reprise his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek Into Darkness, has landed the lead. The series is described as "an action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids."

Urban's character John Kennex is a veteran cop who's partnered with an android called Dorian (Michael Ealy). Even though John is human, his tragic past has left him emotionally and physically scarred. Despite Dorian's A.I. origins, he has a much better understanding of the human race.

Other Human castmembers include Friday Night Light's Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby and Mackenzie Crook.

Aside from Star Trek Into Darkness, Urban will also appear in the sequel Riddick, which opens this fall.

What do you think of Urban's new TV gig?

(via TVLine)