By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated October 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM EDT

How good is EW cover girl Lili Taylor? So good that the producers of Fox’s upcoming sci-fi cop drama Almost Human changed a character’s gender so that she could take on a role.

“I was told they were open to making her a woman, so my first thought was, ‘Fantastic. I always wanted to be a cop,'” she reveals in this exclusive video preview for the series, which debuts over two nights on Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18.

“The criminals have a lot more complicated means at their disposal,” she adds of the J.J. Abrams-produced show, “so we have to be thinking a lot more out of the box.”

For more on Lili Taylor, pick up EW’s reunion’s issue, and check out the video below, where she talks more about playing police captain Sandra Maldonado.