Fox Picks Up Minority Report TV Show with Female Protagonist
A Minority Report television series is officially in the works, as Fox has reportedly picked up the pilot. The series will serve as a sequel to the 2002 film, set 10 years after the events of the movie and featuring a female lead, rather than following Tom Cruise's character, John Anderton.
Minority Report, based on a dystopian short story by sci-fi master Philip K. Dick, follows John Anderton as he heads a specialized police department called PreCrime, which arrests future criminals based on "foreknowledge" of their wrongdoings. The visions of the future are provided by three psychics, known as "Precogs." Occasionally, the Precogs' visions of a particular person's future actions differ, in which case the two visions that are consistent with each other are taken to be true, while the third, or the "minority report," is discarded. The television show will follow a detective who is haunted by her troubled past. She crosses paths with one of the former Precogs, who is attempting to lead a normal life while still being bombarded with visions of the future.
The project will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin television, as well as Godzilla writer Max Borenstein, who will also pen the pilot script.