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Who will play the android policeman at the heart of Fox’s new futuristic crime drama?

Actor Michael Ealy has landed the pivotal role in the network’s untitled pilot from Fringe‘s J.H. Wyman.

The action-drama is set in not-too-distant future Los Angeles where cops are paired with android partners. Ealy plays Dorian, a mechanical officer who understands humanity more than his human partner (not yet cast). The Gersh-repped Ealy has had arcs on CBS’ The Good Wife, Showtime’s Californication and ABC’s Flashforward.

J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are executive producers on the project along with Wyman, who wrote the script. Fringe veteran Brad Anderson will direct the pilot.