One of the most intriguing new shows of the fall season is Fox’s Almost Human. And among those most intrigued by the series is one of its leads, Karl Urban. Urban gave spoilers on what drew him to play his cop character, John Kennex.
“One of the elements that attracted me to Almost Human, apart obviously from J.J. and Joel and this amazing cast, was the character of John Kennex and his story. I found it intriguing that this character wakes up after two years and finds himself in an unfamiliar world. He’s kind of like a dinosaur, and he has to learn how to operate in this society, and not only function and protect and serve the citizens of the city, but then also deal with the baggage of his past, which obviously includes this apprehensive feeling that he has towards anything robotic, because it feels that it’s partly responsible for the loss of his buddies. And then, to wake up and find himself settled with this bio-mechanical leg, is pouring salt on his wound.”
Urban also talked about how Kennex being out of commission for two years will affect his relationship with his new android partner, Dorian (played by Michael Ealy):
“Not only is he trying to do his job, but he’s trying to reclaim aspects of his life that are just out of bounds for him. He is a bit of a tormented soul in that regard. I think it’s wonderful what Joel [Wyman] has done; the way that he’s written these two characters of Dorian, the android detective, and John Kennex, the human, and the way that they are forced to interact with each other. I think it’s fertile ground for a lot of conflict; a lot of comedy, and I believe that relationship is the core of the show.”
Be sure to tune in when Almost Human premieres on November 4.