Fox has landed one of the hottest specs of the new development season: Minority Report, a drama series which is envisioned as a sequel to the Tom Cruise feature film of the same name.
The project, which has been given a hefty put pilot commitment, is set 10 years after the end of pre-crime in D.C. when one of the three pre-cogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.
Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein is penning the script and worked closely with the original feature’s director Steven Spielberg in developing the series. Spielberg’s Amblin TV is producing alongside Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The executive producers are Max Borenstein, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Minority Report was taken out to the networks a couple of weeks ago and despite the pedigree of the project, which was sparking interest from numerous networks, the project was always expected to land at Fox, given their sister studio 20th Century Fox’s involvement in the original feature.
Even so, this is a rare science-fiction buy for Fox, who have not had a lot of success with the genre in past few years. The last attempt was the JJ Abrams series Almost Human which was cancelled after one 13 episode season. That followed the demise of the very high profile Terra Nova in 2012. The last successful genre series for Fox was Fringe, which aired between 2008 and 2013.