Upfronts 2015: First Look At Fox’s ‘Minority Report’

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TVWise continues our Upfronts coverage with a first look at Fox’s new drama series Minority Report.

Envisioned as a sequel to the Tom Cruise feature film of the same name, 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. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals…before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs – “precognitives” Dash, Arthur and Agatha – who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs.

Precog Dash (Stark Sands) – driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions – now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash’s missing twin brother, Arthur, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur’s ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, Agatha (Laura Regan), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.

Check out the trailer below:

  • james

    Firstly, Minority Report was a Tom Cruise self promotion vehicle during his ‘War of the Worlds’ period working with Spielberg, bringing the movie plot to TV would require a substantial re-write which would introduce another ‘Continuum,’ ‘Being Human’ type show to our screens. Though I’m glad to see more investment in sci-fi, recent history suggests that achieving necessary high ratings in the USA will be a tough task.