Executive Producers J.J. Abrams & Joel (J.H.) Wyman spoke to the press recently about their latest show, Almost Human. They talked about the show itself, the actors & characters, and how they dealt with the science fiction/futuristic story lines, so check it out.
On how Almost Human is different from any other Bad Robot show
J.J.: While we have been involved in a number of different series, none of them were approached from a strategic point of view, meaning we didnâ€™t really try to figure out how is this unique? We just tried to do it from the inside out and figure out what makes us care. I think that the specifics of this one, obviously, the story is very different than anything weâ€™ve done before.
The type of show in that it is very much a cop procedural show, which is a very familiar show. Weâ€™ve seen a million buddy/cop shows and the fun of that was twisting it in a way that Joel came up with, which is having it set in a place and with specific characters that allow for conflict and cases every week that donâ€™t feel like everything youâ€™ve seen a million times before. I think that this show has a level of humor that is distinct from what weâ€™ve done. I think that part of it is just the relationship between Karl and Michaelâ€™s characters.
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