High-Quality Versions of Minority Report, Lucifer, and More Leak on Piracy Sites

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 12:55PM
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Monday, 10 August 2015 - 12:55PM
High-Quality Versions of Minority Report, Lucifer, and More Leak on Piracy Sites
Every year around pilot season, networks learn that trying to stop piracy is like the little boy trying to stopper a hole in a dam with his finger. The pilots of several highly anticipated shows, including Minority Report, Lucifer, Blindspot, and The Carmichael Show (which, what the hell is that?) have leaked online for your lawbreaking pleasure.

According to piracy analytics site, Excipio (via Variety), the high-quality copies appeared on torrent sites around 2am this morning, with Lucifer becoming the most popular among downloaders. As of noon today, Lucifer had been downloaded 141,498 times, Minority Report had reached 111,269, and Blindspot was at 81,887 (there were no figures for The Carmichael Show). Excipio also claimed that the copies of the pilots were authentic and had no visible watermarks on the footage.

This is subjective, of course, but we think the popularity of the pilots is indicative of their relative quality. Lucifer was the best-received pilot at San Diego Comic Con's Preview Night, which also included Supergirl, Blindspot, and Containment, while we considered Blindspot to be the worst one of the night (read our full rankings here). Minority Report only showed 20 minutes of footage at Comic Con, and it seemed decent, but it's difficult to say without seeing the whole episode.

Lucifer, a crime-horror adaptation of the Vertigo comic, stars a wonderful Tom Ellis (Robin Hood from Once Upon a Time) as the Devil himself, who has gotten bored with lording over Hell and decides to abdicate to Los Angeles, where he begins consulting with the L.A.P.D. after forging a connection to a detective, played by Lauren German. 

Minority Report is a reboot of the 2002 critically acclaimed film starring Tom Cruise, which boasts Steven Spielberg as an executive producer. It takes place ten years after the events of the film and follows one of the three Precog children as he teams up with a detective to prevent crimes. (When in doubt, make it a police procedural, I guess.)

Blindspot stars Thor's Jaimie Alexander as a mysterious woman who mysteriously shows up in Times Square with mysterious tattoos that give clues to a mystery. If that sounds like a poor man's Memento, that's because it is.

Although we're sure the networks aren't happy, this could be a boon to them, especially for the pilots that are actually good. When the pilot for The Flash was leaked ahead of time, the positive buzz surrounding the fun, zippy first episode helped it break tons of ratings records once it actually premiered in the fall, and the leaked pilot for Supergirl seemed to drive the hype surrounding that show as well. We would guess that this will actually help ratings for Lucifer and Minority Report, while it's a toss-up for Blindspot.

Minority Report and Blindspot both debut on September 21, on Fox and NBC, respectively. Lucifer premieres on Fox in midseason 2016, and The Carmichael Show comes out on August 26.
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