UKTV-owned Watch has picked up the new JJ Abrams drama Almost Human (13×60′).
The futuristic thriller, which airs on Fox in the US, is set 35 years in the future when a police detective wakes from a 17-month coma to find his partner was killed, he lost a leg and returns to work where he is partnered with an android.
The cast includes Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby and Lili Taylor.
It is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros Television. It is executive produced by Abrams and Bryan Burk, with co-executive producers Kathy Lingg and Reid Shane.
The deal was completed by Warner Bros International Television Distribution and Almost Human will debut on Watch in May.
Watch previously acquired Believe, also from Abrams and Warner Bros.