STUMPTOWN: Michael Ealy on new ABC drama series – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night drama STUMPTOWN, adapted from Greg Rucka’s graphic novels, Cobie Smulders stars as Dex Parios. Dex is a bartender turned novice but tough private investigator operating in Portland, Oregon. (Portland is known as Stumptown due to its origins as a logging camp.) Michael Ealy plays Portland police detective Miles Hoffman, who doesn’t quite know what to make of his rule-breaking new acquaintance, especially when she shows up at his home late at night for no-strings sex. Ealy, originally from Maryland, is no stranger to playing law enforcement personnel, including series leads as an undercover FBI agent in […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Joe Henderson has a devil of a good time on the new Fox series – interview

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in Fox's new series LUCIFER | © 2016 Michael Courtney/FOX

In Fox Network’s new series LUCIFER, Mondays at 9 PM, the Devil, played by Tom Ellis, has left Hell, moved to Los Angeles and opened a nightclub. When LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) piques his interest, Lucifer decides he’s going to help her solve crimes. Decker objects, not because Lucifer is evil – and indeed, he seems less evil than misunderstood – but because she thinks he’s a crazy if unusually perceptive civilian. LUCIFER is based on a D.C. Comics series by Mike Carey that is an offshoot of Neil Gaiman’s venerated SANDMAN graphic novels. The show was adapted […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: J.H. Wyman on ALMOST HUMAN and the end of FRINGE

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy star in ALMOST HUMAN "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Liane Hentscher/FOX

In Fox’s ALMOST HUMAN, Mondays at 8 PM, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy play police partners in the near future. Urban is Detective John Kennex, a man with a flawless prosthetic leg, and Ealy is Dorian, an android with a flawlessly human manner, borne from the human instincts residing within his synthetic brain. ALMOST HUMAN was created by J.H. (Joel) Wyman, who previously worked with the show’s producer J.J. Abrams on FRINGE, where Wyman served as show runner for that series’ last two seasons. Wyman is at an event sponsored by Fox for the Television Critics Association; he obligingly steps […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Mackenzie Crook is the man behind the machine

Mackenzie Crook is Rudy Lom in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the near-future world of ALMOST HUMAN, Fox Mondays at 8 PM, it is mandated that all police officers have android partners. However, there’s something special about Dorian (Michael Ealy), the android partner of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) – Dorian has emotions. Dorian also has a very concerned and inventive computer scientist advocating on his behalf, one Rudy Lom, played by Mackenzie Crook. Crook got his onscreen start as The Man in 1996’s THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH A TRAFFIC CONE. Since then, his many credits have expanded to include the original British version of THE OFFICE, […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALMOST HUMAN – Season 1 – “Simon Says”

An innocent banker gets caught in a deadly game on ALMOST HUMAN Simon Says | (c) 2014 Fox

Cast: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor Writers: Alison Schapker Director: Jeannot Szwarc Network: Airs Mondays on Fox @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Jan. 6, 2014 After the “Pilot” episode of ALMOST HUMAN, which was rich in mythology of the show and backstory about both of the main characters, the show has gone into the technology of the week routine with one bad guy after another possessing some sort of new type of technology in order to create havoc and chaos. For this show, however, it hasn’t been that bad. In fact, the one-shot episodes have […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Irby on getting his jerk on

Michael Irby in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Karen Hill

In ALMOST HUMAN the new futuristic science-fiction series from creators J.H. “Joel” Wyman and J.J. Abrams, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, most of police detective John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) colleagues like and respect him. Kennex’s android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) tries to improve their relationship, Kennex’s Captain Maldonado sometimes lets him overrule her and scientist/engineer Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) is always willing to help. However, Michael Irby’s character, Detective Richard Paul, doesn’t really understand why everybody else thinks Kennex is so great. Irby, born in Palm Springs, California, has plenty of cop/FBI/military film and TV experience – he had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Lili Taylor captains the new Fox sci-fi series

Lili Taylor in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the future according to ALMOST HUMAN, on Fox Mondays at 8 PM, every police officer will have an android partner. Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) is different in that his new partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) is an android who has feelings. Presiding over their precinct is Captain Sandra Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor. This has been a busy year for the Illinois-born actress, who also played a possessed mother of five in the summer feature hit THE CONJURING and Gypsy matriarch Lynda Rumancek on the Netflix original series HEMLOCK GROVE. Taylor has been nominated for two Guest Actress Emmys […]Read On »

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TV Review: ALMOST HUMAN – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Season Premiere

Karl Urban stars in ALMOST HUMAN "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Liane Hentscher/FOX

Cast: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook Writer: J.H. Wyman Director: Brad Anderson Network: Airs on Fox, Mondays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Nov. 17, 2013 ALMOST HUMAN plays very much like a modern BLADE RUNNER in a variety of ways. It is the future where man and machine are intertwined like never before. There are synthetics that exist in our daily lives – this time, however, as part of the police force rather than outlaws. Crime is at an all time high. There is a blend of cultures on the streets. The drama doesn’t play […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Ealy becomes a robocop

Michael Ealy in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In Fox’s new series ALMOST HUMAN, premiering tonight, before settling into its regular time slot Monday, November 18 at 8 PM, creator J.H. (Joel) Wyman posits a future where the police have plenty of backup. Each officer is paired with a human-looking but depersonalized android partner, who can deflect gunfire, detain suspects and otherwise withstand a great deal of damage. However, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban), who has a prosthetic leg, detests the androids and tosses his first cyborg partner out of a moving car. Kennex is then paired with Dorian, played by Michael Ealy. Dorian is a DRN, a […]Read On »

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