Karl Ur­ban go­ing back to the fu­ture in new sci-fi TV se­ries

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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.

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