Fox is stepping up their programming releasing trailers for Lucifer, Minority Report, and The Frankenstein Code. Before you get all excited, I have to point out that everything these days seems to be boiled down, or into a police procedural. Even Lucifer there is leaning heavily on the standard Television Police Procedural model. Heck, I’m starting to wonder if the networks know how to do anything else. I guess if you can’t beat the police procedural then you just join them.
First up is Minority Report:
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, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) – driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions – now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd, police detective, LARA vega (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”), 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, “Mad Men,” “Unbreakable”), 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.
Next up is The Frankenstein Code:
Starring Rob Kazinsky, The Frankenstein Code follows the journey of Jimmy Pritchard, a 75-year old, former LA County Sheriff who finds himself forced to retire after being disgraced on the job. Following a robbery at his son’s home, Pritchard is murdered. However, with certain medical advancements in need of testing, two scientists take it upon themselves to bring Pritchard back to life so he can have a second chance at life as a young, 35-year old cop with super human abilities.
Of these two I lean more toward checking out Minority Report, although both of these could easily be one season and done series. Maybe it’s just the name The Frankenstein Code, just doesn’t really seem to fit what the trailer is showing us. He’s a monster some how?
How about you?