We have tons of new images from the last cons that Karl has attended this year: Salt Lake, Vancouver, Orlando, Seattle and of course, last weekend’s Ottawa Comic Con. Check them!
Karl Urban at Ottawa Comic Con last weekend
But we have more updates!
- Finally, HQ caps from Karl’s interview for Watch channel for the UK release of Almost Human.
Enjoy our latest updates and don’t miss the video interview for Watch!
Stay tuned for more updates later this week!
Sadly, we have to announce the worst news we could expect about our favourite show. Despite all the good signs toward the future of the series these last two weeks, FOX has cancelled Almost Human as Deadline and Variety have reported just three hours ago.
It’s true that FOX has been considering the renewal of the show till now, but the chance of a second season has considerably dropped with the good acceptance of the drama pilots (Gotham, The Red Band Society and Empire), which have been released recently. Being Almost Human a production from an outside studio (Warner Bros TV) hasn’t helped either.
After months of rumours, we have to say goodbye not only to Det. Kennex, but to Karl Urban on TV, as he declared a couple of weeks ago at Salt Lake Comic Con that he wouldn’t come back to TV if Almost Human was finally cancelled. That statement was not a big surprise, as he has always complaint about not seeing his family enough while he was shooting the show. He wants a balance in his life, and he’s going to have it now. We’re happy for him and his family, but we’re really sad to lose Almost Human. It was a great show and it deserved a second season without any doubt.
Sources: Variety, Deadline
This last Monday, FOX published its schedule for May which includes “ massive television events, series premieres and season finales, as well as all-new episodes with big guest stars“. This wouldn’t seem very interesting at first, but after a closer look at the schedule, FOX may have left a hint about the future of Almost Human. An encore of Almost Human finale will be aired on Saturday, May 17, followed by an encore of The Following finale, which is already renewed. This would be no big deal, if it weren’t for the fact that FOX has included the broadcast of the finale among the HIGHLIGHTS on the channel for this May. That is the important word here, highlights. And another important thing! In the list, the episode is described as the “Season ONE finale“. So, does it mean that there will be a season TWO? It all points to that now.
Here’s a screencap from FOX’s original note on Facebook:
Remember that May is the month in which FOX will announce its 2014 upfront. In the afternoon of May 12th, we’ll know at last if Almost Human is renewed or (Heaven forbid!) cancelled. That’s just 5 days before the airing of the encore of the series finale. So, why not make the announcement of the renewal and then programming the last episode of the season after only a few days of the big announcement to get more public?
The truth is that the renewal of the sci-fi series is now more than likely. However, we should wait till the official announcement to finally breath easy.
Source: FOX note on Facebook
Today, the nominees for the Leo Awards 2014 have been announced and Almost Human has received two nominations in the next categories: Production Design and Hairstyling. Even if these nominations aren’t for the main categories, this is a good recognition to the show and could be another push toward the renewal of the series, which is still in the air.
The Leo Awards celebrate excellence in British Columbia film and television and are held annually in Vancouver, Canada. This year, the awards will be held in a three-night ceremony from May 30 (Friday) to June 1 (Sunday). If there are no changes on the event’s schedule, the awards for which Almost Human is nominated will be given during the first night ceremony.
More about Leo Awards: Official Site
This week, we knew the date for the release of Almost Human in UK. As you know, Almost Human will be aired on Watch (from UK TV) and the premiere for the series will be on Thursday, May 6 at 9 PM.
Karl Urban as Det. Kennex and Michael Ealy as Dorian in “Almost Human”
Not a bad week for Almost Human fans. To the release date in UK, we have to add that the odds may be in favor of the series’ future after the changes in the FOX programming. FOX has already cancelled Us & Them, Rake, Raising Hope and more recently, The X Factor due to low ratings. All this leaves the channel with three hours on its programming to fill in, so why don’t renew one of the shows which still are in the bubble like Almost Human? Nevertheless, there are other three shows in the same situation as the sci-fi series: Enlisted, Surviving Jack and Dads. However, Almost Human has the best ratings among them. As TV Wise reported two days ago, the renewal for a 13 episode second season is really close now.
By the way! If you want to show your support to Almost Human, you can send a message to Askfox@fox.com and let them know that you want the series to be renewed! And there are other campaigns going on, check them at Almost Human Fan Campaign #DRNBots.
Sources: Watch, TV Wise, ENStars
This week we’ve learned that Almost Human is going to be released in the U.K., at last! There’s been lots of fans from U.K. that have waited long time for this (we know it, some of them asked us periodically about this). Now, we’re pleased to announce that finally, the time has come: Almost Human will air this May on Watch channel, from UKTV.
Here’s what Steve Hornsey, Watch general manager said about the show to The Hollywood Reporter:
The combination of Almost Human’s unique and compelling twist on a police procedural drama and J.J. Abrams’ stamp of creative quality makes this show the perfect fit for Watch. It also reinforces our commitment to premiering fresh and exciting U.S. content to U.K. viewers, ahead of other British broadcasters.
Karl Urban as Det. Kennex in “Almost Human”
Great news for Karl fans in the U.K.! We’ll publish the program schedule as soon as Watch announce it, so stay tuned!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Watch