By: Maggie Loyal
Star Trek actor Karl Urban has signed with ICM. He plays Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the rebooted sci-fi franchise, a role he’ll be reprising for the upcoming third installment. Urban was last seen in Fox’s regrettably short-lived sci-fi series Almost Human. Set in a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve. Michael Ealy co-starred as Urban’s android partner.
Urban is no stranger to big budget blockbusters. He also starred at Eomer in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings franchise. In 2012 he top-lined the Dredd reboot, which centers on a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner. The role was previously inhabited by Sylvester Stallone. And let us not forget that Urban was featured in several roles on Xena: Warrior Princess.