FOX ‘Minority Report’ TV Sequel Gets Series Order
The series orders and cancellations from Upfronts 2015 keep rolling in, and it didn’t take a Pre-Cog to see this one coming. FOX has given the official greenlight to its Minority Report sequel series, picking up a decade after the events of the original Steven Spielberg sci-fi film with Tom Cruise.
The new iteration of the 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, a newbie filling in for Lara while on leave.
Executive produced by Spielberg, penned by Godzilla writer Max Borenstein and directed by Mark Mylod, the new iteration picks up 10 years after the fall of PreCrime, as established during the events of the film. Daniel London will reprise his role as Pre-Cog caretaker Wally, while The Following star Li Jun Li will play the role of Akeela, a CSI technician who works closely with Vega, and Laura Regan will play the role of female Pre-Cog Agatha.
Spielberg’s original Minority Report saw Tom Cruise as future PreCrime operative John Anderton, leader of a division that used the aforementioned Pre-Cogs to predict, and foil imminent future crimes. Anderton soon discovers a flaw in the system when his own name is predicted for an impending murder, beginning a race-against-the-clock plot with a cast that included the likes of True Detective star Colin Farrell, Agent Carter guest Neal McDonough, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton and more.
We’ll likely see our first look at the pilot with a trailer next week, but will FOX’s Minority Report live up to the Spielberg classic?