Last we heard, Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was still hard at work on the pilot of the untitled "robot-on-human murder" show he's creating with Howard Gordon. But that may not be the only robotic crime show that could be on television in the next year or two.

Top image: Cover of The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov.

Starz is developing a new show called Human Error, about a human cop who's paired with a partner who's an artificial human, known as a synthetic or a "synth." The veteran detective is faced with a case that's apparently simple but turns out to lead to a wider conspiracy. The pilot is being written by the British Philip Gawthorne, who also wrote a movie that's in development called Assimilation Protocol. Human Error is produced by Chronicle's Adam Schroeder and Ray Donovan's Bryan Zuriff.


Can either of these shows live up to the proud legacy of Future Cop, Mann & Machine and other great shows? I guess maybe we'll find out eventually. [Hollywood Reporter]