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Producer J.H. Wyman Plans to Keep 'Almost Human' Mostly Upbeat and Bright

Written by Jeremy Shane on Sunday, December 01 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Producer J.H. Wyman Plans to Keep 'Almost Human' Mostly Upbeat and Bright

The future doesn't have to be dark and depressing.

Source: LA Times/Hero Complex

Although producer and writer J.H. Wyman says he has a grand design for Almost Human and a feature film storyline behind it all, his overall goal is to keep the show from traveling down the generic 'dark future' path of many sci-fi stories.

When you think about shows or movies that are placed in the future, the tendency is it rains all the time and the atmosphere is messed up.  In the future, you’re telling me that no one has a 7-year-old daughter that they have a birthday party for and maybe buy her a present? Nobody’s happy? I don’t believe that.

Although the buddy cop formula may have initially turned off some viewers and critics, Wyman plans on sticking to the thirteen episode plan of entertaining episodes that don't alienate viewers with heavy sci-fi dialogue or complicated plots.

I want the world to connect, I’m always writing about the same thing — life is valued by the human connections that we make.  “Fringe” was heavy at times for me. This is lighter, more fun, I’m trying to make it a little bit more of a fun pill.

They've definitely created what feels like a fleshed-out world, interesting characters surrounding the stars, and hints of a grander story behind the weekly formula.  Hopefully viewers (and Fox) will stick with the show long enough to see all the piece come together.

If you want to see more of J.H. Wyman's interview, visit Hero Complex.




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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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