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COMIC-CON SKED: Sneak Peeks of Pilots & Panels for ALMOST HUMAN, THE 100 & THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

Vancouver-shot pilots have dominated San Diego Comic-Con’s Preview Night for years, largely because Warner Bros. Television has such a big presence here. 2013 is no exception with pilots Almost Human and The 100 and the New York-shot pilot The Tomorrow People — which has shifted production to Vancouver — all to be screened in Ballroom 20 on Wednesday night, July 17th.

Karl Urban & Michael Ealy. ©2013 FOX BROADCASTING CO.

Almost Human — Part-robot human Detective John Kennex and  part-human robot  Dorian are a buddy cop duo in future Los Angeles, where all cops must partner with androids known as synthetics.  The pilot was filmed all over  in Vancouver this past March in some familiar Fringe locations. It stars Karl Urban (John Kennex), Michael Ealy (Dorian), Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby and Lili Taylor and is produced by uber-producer J.J. Abrams, Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman and others. And if you miss the Wednesday night screening, you can catch the pilot at the Almost Human panel on Friday, July 19th, followed by a Q&A with cast and showrunners. The series begins filming in Vancouver after Comic-Con and FOX plans to debut it on Monday nights after the World Series, starting November 4th.

Panel: Friday, July 19th – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Eliza Taylor . Photo by Cate Cameron –  ©2013 THE CW

The 100— A nuclear apocalypse kills humanity on Earth but fortunately not everyone is on the ground. Twelve space stations are in orbit and come together to form the Ark. Read More »COMIC-CON SKED: Sneak Peeks of Pilots & Panels for ALMOST HUMAN, THE 100 & THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

WEEK: May 13-19, 2013


UPFRONT: Joel Wyman’s ALMOST HUMAN with Karl Urban & Michael Ealy

One Broken Man. One of a Kind Machine. Their Future. Is Definitely. Unwritten.

Almost Human showrunner Joel Wyman shared the official trailer for the new filmed-in-Vancouver series shown at the FOX Upfront in New York today. The look and style of this pilot is even better than expected. Especially the dry humour and banter between this buddy cop duo of part-robot human and part-human robot.

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Almost Human is scheduled to air on Mondays at 8 p.m. on FOX this fall after the World Series.

Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor, Karl Urban, Michael Ely, Minka Kelly. @FOX Broadcasting Co.

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WEEK: May 6-12, 2013

GREEN LIT: FOX Orders Joel Wyman’s ALMOST HUMAN (formerly Human) to Series

Who is the human? And who is the android?

Karl Urban & Michael Ealy. ©2013 FOX BROADCASTING CO.

Human John Kennex (Karl Urban of Star Trek) and android Dorian (Michael Ealy) are police partners investigating crimes in Los Angeles 35 years from now. But in this partnership, the android displays more emotions than the human because John is shut down after getting seriously hurt on a mission. From J.J. Abrams and former Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman, this new series pays homage to Fringe in so many ways. The production used many of the former Vancouver Fringe crew as well as its production signs BELLY. Some of the set dressing looked familiar too, with futuristic kiosks like Quick Volt electric car stations and Quick Stands offering everything from Experience Enhancers to Intellect Expanders and Synthetic Pets on set. Almost Human filmed for three weeks in the Vancouver area in familiar Fringe locations from the downtown business district to Gastown’s Winters Hotel to under the Cambie Bridge to the Terminal City Ironworks complex dressed like a Blue Light district.

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WEEK: March 18-24, 2013