Android police partners are de rigueur in Almost Human, a sci-fi series from the fevered minds of JJ Abrams ( Lost, Star Trek ) and JH Wyman ( Fringe). Set in 2048 and due on American screens in November, the show is said to be an action-packed police drama in which officers fight crime alongside highly evolved androids. Stars Karl Urban (Scottie in Abrams’s Star Trek reboot film series) as John Kennex, a cop who survives a catastrophic attack on the the police department. When he wakes up after 17 months in a coma, John is horrified to find one of his legs is gone and he has been fitted with a synthetic limb. He returns to work reluctantly and is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43, but things don’t go smoothly. Trailers are available on YouTube.