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FOX Series Orders: J.J. Abrams' 'Almost Human', 'Sleepy Hollow' and More

May 9, 2013 (2:21 am) GMT
In addition to the futuristic cop drama starring Karl Urban and the supernatural thriller, the network greenlights Greg Kinnear's 'Rake' and action drama 'Gang Related'.
FOX Series Orders: J.J. Abrams' 'Almost Human', 'Sleepy Hollow' and More

FOX has picked up four new series for its 2013-14 line-up. Among those are a cop-buddy show from J.J. Abrams and a modern take on "" from Abrams' frequent collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Under the working title "", Abrams' futuristic action-drama stars , and Lili Taylor. The story is set 35 years in the future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with human-like androids.

"Sleepy Hollow" is dubbed a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town. , , Orlando Jones and Katia Winter are in the cast, with slated to guest star in the pilot.

Also getting a series order is "", which marks the broadcast television series debut for Emmy Award winner . He stars as a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer in the drama based on an Australian series of the same name. Peter Tolan and Peter Duncan are executive producing.

Another show coming to FOX in the next TV season is "" from executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Chris Morgan. , whose latest show "" is short-lived, joins the cast which also includes , , , , Inbar Lavi, and . The plot centers on a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks.

UPDATE: FOX has also ordered five new comedies. They are "" starring , "" from , "" starring , "Us & Them" featuring and , as well as -starrer "".

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