Fox has made it official yesterday that the TV continuation of Minority Report will debut this fall as part of the Monday night lineup at 9pm after Gotham. Though no episode counts have been set yet, the network is very bullish on the series. As part of their upfront presentation for it, the network has brought out a first look at it in the form of a behind the scenes piece talking with the cast and crew as well as the first three minute trailer that works for just the pilot itself, since that’s all that’s been filmed.
The show has cast Stark Sands to the dual role of twin brothers Dash and Arthur while Meagan Good has joined as Lara Vega. Daniel London will be in the series, reprising his role as Wally the Caretaker from the film, as well as Li Jun Li and Laura Regan. Regan is set to play Agatha, which was played by Samantha Morton in the film, while Li is on board as a CSI tech named Akella.
“One of the three Precogs, Dash (Sands), struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good), who’s haunted by her past and just might help him find a purpose to his gift. Sands will play the dual role of identical twin brothers Dash and Arthur who both possess the unique ability to see into the future, specifically murders before they happen.”
The pilot was written by Max Borenstein, who penned the Godzilla screenplay, and it’s being produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The pilot has now been given the go-ahead to be filmed for contention for a series pickup of some sort, as Fox continues to play with different episode lengths based on what a show needs. Most importanty, the pilot has picked up a showrunner for it with Kevin Falls, who has worked on The West Wing and more recently with Franklin & Bash.
The series was previously described as: “The project is envisioned as a sequel to the movie, set ten years after the end of Precrime in DC. One of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.”
Plot concept: MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen.