Pilot News: Minka Kelly Cops Role in J.J. Abrams' Human-Android Fox Drama

minkaHigh school cheerleader-turned-Charlie’s-angel Minka Kelly has joined the cast of Fox’s Human drama pilot from J.J. Abrams, J.H. Wyman and Bryan Burk.

In the potential series, the Friday Night Lights grad will play Valerie Stahl, a police officer with a strong set of morals, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Human is an action-packed buddy cop show set in the near future when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Kelly joins the previously cast Michael Ealy (Common Law), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean).

In addition to playing FNL‘s virtuous Lyla Garrity for three seasons, Kelly was one of the title characters on ABC’s short-lived Charlie’s Angels and has appeared on NBC’s Parenthood.

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  1. Kaycee says:

    Seems like a pretty cool premise, I’ll check this out,
    Minka is great

  2. JC says:

    Hope it’s better than the dreadful Charlie’s Angels.

  3. Tran says:

    Looks like Minka Kelly is still done with Parenthood if it gets renewed for a fifth season by NBC but her new gig may get picked up as a series for Fox just because it’s a J.J. Abrams-produced series. BAD ROBOT

  4. Loni says:

    Sounds intriguing.

  5. dude says:

    Love Minka so I hope this does well. Can’t say I’m sold on the show yet though.

  6. nlcorner says:

    I’d much prefer Dollhouse to come back.

  7. Plum says:

    Love Lilly Taylor! She’s such a cool actress, good for her. Soon every show on TV will be produced by Abrams, an NCIS spinoff or written by Shonda Rhimes.

  8. Midori4 says:

    I love sci-fi shows but this just seems so boring to me.

    • Hana says:

      I don’t know why the entertainment media has not yet reported that this show is basically supposed to be Blade Runner. … according to Joel Wyman. That makes it interesting to me.

  9. Hana says:

    So what is the title of this show actually? First it was reported as “InHuman,” then the last I heard was that it had no title yet, now it’s “Human”? Preferred “InHuman” to be honest. Then again, all Abrams shows seem to require a single word in the title, perhaps InHuman was too complicated :-)

  10. joe says:

    Mac and CHEESE.

  11. Superhero says:

    Girl can’t act to save her life, but goddamn is she smoking. So… yay?

  12. Pattybelle says:

    Great another Olivia Dunham type character. Forget it.