Fox has given series orders to dramas Almost Human, Gang Related, Rake and Sleepy Hollow, TVGuide.com has learned.
Almost Human, from Fringe's J.H. Wyman, is an action-packed buddy drama show set 35 years in the future in which LAPD officers like John Kennex (Karl Urban) are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids like Dorian (Michael Ealy). Wyman will reteam with Lost's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, who will serve as executive producers on the drama. The series also stars Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, Mekia Cox and Michael Irby.
In Gang Related, a gang member (Ramon Rodriguez) sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new "family": the SFPD's Gang Task Force, led by Lost's Terry O'Quinn. From Fast Five scribe Chris Morgan, V's Scott Rosenbaum and Brian Grazer will also executive-produce. Jay Hernandez, Cliff Curtis, Sung Kang, RZA, Shantel VanSanten and Inbar Lavi will also star.
Rake stars Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear as a brilliant, charming defense attorney whose biggest challenges all exist outside the courtroom — money owed to the IRS and a bookie, overlapping affairs, a cranky kid and his exhausted ex-wife. Peter Duncan, creator of the original Australian series, and Rescue Me's Peter Tolan will write and executive-produce. John Ortiz, Miranda Otto, Necar Zadegan, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Ian Colletti and Bojana Novakovic will also star in the series, which landed on TVGuide.com's most promising pilot's list.
From Fringe's Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Sleepy Hollow is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic. The series sees Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) resurrected and pulled through time to partner up with Sleepy Hollow's sheriff (Nicole Beharie) to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil. Orlando Jones and Katia Winter will also star.
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