Karl Urban going back to the future in new sci-fi TV series
KIWI actor and Star Trek star Karl Urban couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with JJ Abrams again. Earlier this year, after Star Trek Into Darkness wrapped, the chance to be in Abrams’ new TV show Almost Human came up, he says. ‘‘I just love working with JJ,’’ says Urban from Auckland, where he is currently prepping for the project. ‘‘I think he’s just one of the most talented filmmakers and television producers out there and I felt that it would take a bigger man than me to turn this opportunity down.’’ Almost Human is from executive producers JJ Abrams and JH Wyman and Urban says it’s about the partnership between a human detective, played by himself, and his android partner (Michael Ealy). ‘‘It basically looks at the point in the evolution of humanity where things like genetic engineering and technology start to get beyond the control of man and start to get abused by criminal factions,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s really interesting, fresh material.’’
– CARIS BIZZACA Karl Urban appears at Supanova Sydney from June 21-23.