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Michael Ealy Will Play An Evolved Human-like Android In J.J. Abram's Futuristic Fox Pilot

by Courtney
February 27, 2013 6:38 PM
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Michael Ealy is the first actor that's been cast in Fox's futuristic thriller from Fringe executive producer, writer, director and showrunner, J.H. Wyman, as well as creator J.J. Abrams.

Described as an action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved humanlike androids, Ealy will play a character named Dorian, the android partner of LAPD officer John Kennex, who understands humanity more than his human counterpart.

Wyman is penning the script for the yet-to-be-titled project, and will also executive produce, alongside Abrams and Bryan Burk, with Kathy Lingg and Reid Shane.

Brad Anderson, who just directed Halle Berry in The Call, will direct and co-exec produce the pilot.

USA Network canceled the last TV series Micheal Ealy starred in - Common Law - after just one season, last fall. He'll next be seen on the big screen in Screen Gems' remake of the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night.

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  • Silver Zeal | March 4, 2013 7:30 PMReply

    Dats gr8 news...Ealy is a damn gd actor & we/SZ r really gonna miss Common Law though we kinda get a sense dat dis nu futuristic buddy-cop show will not b 2 far away frm Common Law.

    And hw often do we ever get 2 c an African descendent-looking android on screen?:smile:

    D last 1 we/SZ can remember is Solo playd by Mario Van Peebles.


  • Aaron | February 28, 2013 8:06 AMReply

    So in other words Ealy is playing a Magic Negro.

  • Not a Hater | February 28, 2013 8:36 AM

    @Aaron They say prune juice does wonders for your condition.

  • Robin | February 28, 2013 1:28 AMReply

    What! I'm so excited about this....J.J Abrams and Michael Ealy! This is Crazy!! I can't wait..J.J is a natural at making hit shows and I love Michael Ealy! Mr. Ealy I don't know how deep your pockets are but being in the company of Mr Abrams, they are about to get REAL deep!!

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