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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Almost Human’ ‘Not Quite Anything You’ve Seen Before’ (Exclusive Video)

Fox also announces a contest to bring advance screenings of the anticipated thriller to three fans’ hometowns

J.J. Abrams is heading to the future, and this time he doesn’t need a time-traveling island to get there. “The future lets you tell a story that’s not quite anything you’ve seen before,” executive producer Abrams says in the featurette for the upcoming “Almost Human.” Also read: TCA: Fox’s ‘Almost Human’ Panel Talks Robot Ethics, Android Sex Abrams’ interview is spliced with scenes from the debut episode of the new Fox drama and behind-the-scenes footage from the set. The “Lost” co-creator is fascinated by the possibilities offered by a story set three decades from now. “It allows you to do some really cool stuff. It also allows you to have hyper-real stories,” Abrams continued. “Stories about bad guys that are doing things that are scarier, larger, more unexpected than you could do today.” “Almost Human” stars Karl Urban as human cop John Kennex and Michael Ealy as his not-so-human partner, Dorian. J.H Wyman, the executive producer of “Fringe,” penned the pilot and executive produces. “Almost Human” premieres Monday, Nov. 4 at 8/7c on Fox. Also read: J.J. Abrams’ ‘Stranger’ Trailer Was For a Book He Didn’t Even Write In additional to the below clip, Fox also told TheWrap that fans in three winning cities will get to see “Almost Human” before its premiere in free screenings at local theaters. The three American cities with the highest online vote tally by Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. PT will get the Bonanza Productions Inc. thriller on the big screen. The series is produced in association with Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. The contest is a partnership with Eventful. Watch the exclusive video: