It’s hard to predict, but every so often a TV season will produce a new show that quietly gets noticed during production but then absolutely explodes in popularity once it’s released. Call me crazy – or perhaps simply precognizant – but I feel like Fox’s Minority Report has an excellent shot at being that kind of “Holy crap, this is awesome and I had no idea” type of show.
I’m not basing this statement off of anything other than pure speculation and gut instinct, of course – but at least now I’ve got some actual footage to back up my claim. That’s right, Fox has released the first “teaser trailer” for the show, which is set to premiere this Fall and run on Monday nights.
Based on the 2002 film of the same name, Minority Report will follow the exploits of Dash (Stark Sands), one of the three “pre-cogs” from the movie that had the ability to see flashes of the future and were being utilized in a questionable program to help fight crime by identifying and arresting individuals before the crimes were actually committed. Dash had a twin brother who was also a pre-cog, and the show will feature Dash’s search for his sibling, set 10 years after the events of the film. He’ll also be teaming up with a police detective (Meagan Good) who thinks his precognitive powers can still be put to use. Check out the first promo below:
Here’s the official-sounding description from Fox’s press release. Sound off in the comments below: how do you think this series will stack up to the original film?
Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, 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, “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.