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Illustration for article titled NBC to finally make that show about a sassy robot... whos been accused of murder

NBC's latest pilot order is for Tin Man, which, despite the name, is one of the rare pilots next season that isn't a horrible reimagining of the Wizard Of Oz. Instead, it's a "psychological thriller" about a fugitive robot accused of murder, and the human public defender who comes to his aid. Set in the near future, a dystopian hellscape where robots have their own lawyers, the show was created by Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote every Transformers movie but the first (and the cartoon one with Orson Welles eating everything in sight. And also playing a planet-sized robot who eats everything in sight. Thank you, we'll be here all week, try the veal!)

Besides the central murder mystery, Tin Man plans to explore the possible legal rights of artificial intelligence, and cybernetics' role in the future of humanity's evolution (not unlike Fox's upcoming Almost Human). Which is pretty ambitious stuff from a guy who may be the one responsible for jive-talking Autobots.


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