For as much potential as FOX’s Minority Report sequel series showed in its pilot, there’s no escape, no alternate future when ratings sag. FOX has officially trimmed the future-drama’s episode order from 13 episodes to 10, an undoubtedly dire omen for the ratings-starved Spielberg adaptation.

The initial September premiere sustained a notably low 3.1 million viewers, albeit with some DVR improvement, while the most recent outing clocked in at a measly 2 million overall. As we’ve seen with other series of late, early October can often determine whether freshman series garner additional scripts, or even episode orders.

The new iteration of the Spielberg sci-fi drama centers on Lara Vega (Meagan Good), a detective who partners with former Pre-Cog Dash (Stark Sands), who despite his attempt to lead a normal life is haunted by visions of the future after PreCrime’s end. The series also stars That ‘70s Show alum Wilmer Valderrama as Detective Will Blake, Nick Zano, and was penned by Godzilla writer Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod.

There’s still time yet for Minority Report to turn it around, but have we reached an end PreCrime couldn’t prevent?

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