Fox Is Making a Family Drama Set in an A.I. Future

Image: Fox’s last A.I.-driven show, Almost Human
Image: Fox’s last A.I.-driven show, Almost Human

Fox is developing Familiar, a show about a family trying to put an A.I. in every home. Also, presumably, while having high family drama.


Familiar comes from Heather Regnier (writer and producer on Sleepy Hollow) and will follow the Wiercinski family. The Wiercinskis run a company called Luminary, 2029's “first mainstream consumer-oriented” robotics company. Apparently, the family did some not-so-good things to get Luminary to that point. I’m expecting Dirty Sex Money, but with futuristic jumpsuits and robots.

Fox’s last foray into A.I.-driven TV was Almost Human, so hopefully this will fare better. Maybe this one will last longer.



Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Almost Human was *just* getting its stride when Fox canned it. Damn...I think I need another Box-O-Wine now.