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‘Straw Man’ – Season 1: 13

Release Date: 2014-03-03 Logline A case from the past informs a heinous crime from the future as Kennex and Dorian investigate murders by a copycat of a serial killer whom KennexÂ’s father (JOHN DIEHL) put in jail. Synopsis In the Season One finale, Kennex and Dorian investigate a string of murders by a copycat of […]

Cast & Executive Producers


  • Cast

  • Karl Urban
    (Detective John Kennex)
  • Michael Ealy
    (Dorian)
  • Minka Kelly
    (Detective Valerie Stahl)
  • Mackenzie Crook
    (Rudy Lom)
  • Michael Irby
    (Detective Richard Paul)
  • Lili Taylor
    (Captain Sandra Maldonado)
  • Executive Producers

  • J.J. Abrams
  • J.H. Wyman
  • Bryan Burk

Show Description

In this action-packed cop show from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman set in 2048, a worse-for-wear cop teams up with a second-hand synthetic android to fight a strain of urban crime that's evolved in ever more frightening ways. Detective John Kennex survived a catastrophic attack on the city's police department that cost him his friends, one of his limbs and his reputation. Returning over a year later to the force led by Capt. Maldonado, he finds the transition difficult. Not only does one of the surviving detectives, Richard Paul, blame him for the lethal ambush, but department policy now requires that every cop be paired with a highly-evolved human-like android partner. Rejecting the hyper-efficient battle-ready MX-43 robots, Kennex works with lab technician Rudy Lom to reinstate an outdated Dorian android -- whose somewhat dysfunctional platform is based on a "Synthetic Soul" program, allowing it to have emotional responses. It's this flawed humanity, however, that connects Dorian and John. And together, they set out to keep the city safe, uncover the criminal conspiracy that threatens to destroy their world ... and find their common humanity.

Production Credits

  • Production Company(s): Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television
  • Network: FOX
  • Territory: World
  • Program Length (min): 60