JJ Abrams' Almost Human axed after one season

The sci-fi series which is executive produced by the Star Wars director, and comes to the UK on Watch next month, has been cancelled by US network Fox

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JJ Abrams' Almost Human axed after one season
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

While Star Wars director JJ Abrams has been busy making casting announcements for the latest instalment in the sci-fi franchise, some less than positive decisions have been made about his Fox TV series. 

US sci-fi drama Almost Human, which is produced by Abrams and comes to the UK on Watch next month, has been axed after just one season. 

Despite launching with strong ratings back in November, the series, starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, will not be returning for a second run, reports Deadline

Directed by Fringe's JH Wyman, Almost Human is set in 2048 as Los Angeles police department officers are paired with human-like androids to patrol the crime-ridden city. Karl Urban plays John Kennex who is partnered with an android called Dorian (Michael Ealy) when he returns to work after being in a 17-month coma. 

Star Trek and Lost creator JJ Abrams is executive producing a number of US dramas at the moment. CBS has recently renewed Person of Interest while the futures of both Believe and Revolution, which air on Watch and Sky 1 in the UK, are yet to be confirmed.

Almost Human starts in the UK on Tuesday 6 May at 9:00pm on Watch


 


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