By Lynette Rice
Updated March 12, 2013 at 05:05 PM EDT
Karl Urban
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Bones from Star Trek is moving to the small screen: Karl Urban, who played the role of the USS Enterprise’s chief medical officer in the 2009 flick helmed by J.J. Abrams, will play another one on Human, Abram’s drama pilot in contention for fall of 2013 on Fox.

Urban will play John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured.

Human will be exec produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk and written by J.H. Wyman. The logline says its an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

Other recently cast actors for Human include Lily Taylor (Six Feet Under) and Michael Ealy, who will play an android policeman.