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Pilot Season: Star Trek's Karl Urban to Star on Fox's Human

Star Trek's Bones is getting Human. Karl Urban, who plays Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the rebooted Trek films from J.J. Abrams, has landed the leading role in Abrams' futuristic buddy cop drama Human, TVGuide.com has learned. The pilot...

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Star Trek's Bones is getting Human.

Karl Urban, who plays Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the rebooted Trek films from J.J. Abrams, has landed the leading role in Abrams' futuristic buddy cop drama Human, TVGuide.com has learned.

The pilot is set in the near future, when LAPD officers, including Urban's John Kennex, are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Kennex is a respected officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured. Michael Ealy will play Kennex's robot partner Dorian.

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Urban, who will next appear in Star Trek Into Darkness, is also well-known for playing Eomer in The Lord of the Ringstrilogy and the title role in 2012's Dredd. His previous TV credits include Herculesand Xena.

Fringe's J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot, will reteam with Lost's Abrams and Bryan Burk as executive producers. As previously announced, Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby will also star.