FOX just announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette will guest-star in a recurring role on "Almost Human," which is the new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama set in 2048.
Larroquette, best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance on the comedy “Night Court,” will recur as “Nigel,” a genius roboticist who is sympathetic, highly intelligent and a bit broken. Larroquette is also known for his work on “The John Larroquette Show,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Night Court.” In 2011, he won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in the revival of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” alongside Daniel Radcliffe.
In the “Pilot” episode of "Almost Human," airing on the first night of the special two-night series premiere Sunday, November 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), it’s the year 2048, and an unprecedented increase in the crime rate requires every police officer to partner with an android. John Kennex (Karl Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his new robot partner, Dorian (Michale Ealy), set out on their first mission to solve a crime and protect innocent people from the dangerously evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape.
In “Skin,” airing on the second night of the special two-night series premiere Monday, November 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Kennex and Dorian investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that leads them into the highly profitable world of IRCs – Intimate Robot Companions – also known as sexbots. Meanwhile, Kennex looks to reconcile a part of his troubled past.