A CYBER CRIMINAL IN 2048 STRAPS BOMBS TO VICTIMS' NECKS ON AN ALL-NEW "ALMOST HUMAN" MONDAY, JANUARY 6, ON FOX
ALMOST HUMAN: 'Ramon' (Guest Star Allessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) is forced to wear a collar bomb in the "Simon Says" episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Jan. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Jan 9 2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Katie Yu / FOX
Almost Human - Episode 1.07 - Simon Says - Press Release
Almost Human 'Simon Says' VIDEO Promo - Episode 107 "ALMOST HUMAN"-- (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)
David Dastmalchian ("Prisoners") Guest-Stars
Det. Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) investigate Simon (guest star David Dastmalchian), a psychopathic killer who is strapping bombs to his victims' neck and broadcasting their final moments over the internet.
When Simon targets Kennex, the team is in a nail-biting race against time to save his life. Meanwhile, a power deficiency affects Dorian's energy level, causing him to have unexpected outbursts in the all-new "Simon Says" episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Jan. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Cast: Karl Urban as John Kennex; Michael Ealy as Dorian; Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl; Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom; Michael Irby as Detective Richard Paul; Lili Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado.
ALMOST HUMAN: Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban) in the "Simon Says" 107 episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Jan. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Jan 6 2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Katie Yu / FOX
J.H. Wyman Talks Almost Human, How the Series Has Evolved from the Pilot, Where He’s Taking the Story, Portraying a Hopeful Future, and His Five-Year Plan
How crucial was the casting for this, and getting such an incredible cast together?
WYMAN: It was very important. Each of them are literally incredible human beings. I’m so fortunate. I met Karl [Urban] through JJ and Bryan Burk, ‘cause they were doing Star Trek. We were talking about the show, and I was like, “Well, I want a guy like this,” and Bryan Burk said, “What about Karl Urban?” I was like, “Oh, my god, that’s pretty cool.” And JJ said, “He’s great!” So, I talked to him on the phone for three hours. After the phone call, he was like, “I’m in!” We were like, “Great, let’s do it together!” And Michael Ealy was a bit of a tougher sell. I had to sit down and express to him what my thoughts were and what I was doing with the program. He’s putting himself out there a little bit, but he finally agreed. We had a three-hour meeting, and I left thinking, “Shit, I have to have him,” and he was like, “Shit, I have to be on this show.” And then, Minka Kelly was all natural. I wanted to do something very specific with that character, and only she could do it. I meant that. I was very fortunate that the dice landed in a way that she was incredibly compelled and wanted to do it. When I told her what it was, she just dove in, head first.
Do you have a five-season plan for this show?
WYMAN: Yep. That’s how I did Fringe. Every year, I have an overall plan, but I have an understanding of where I’m designing to go, season to season. It’s so crucial because you can’t write a metaphor unless you know where you’re going. Some people are really good at making it up as they go. I’m just not one of them. I have to think and stare at a wall for six hours. That’s my fate.