And the beat goes on…
Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Fox’s TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that’s still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped).
Announced earlier this year, Meagan Good stars as the female detective – Lara Vega. Stark Sands will play the Precog.
They are joined in the series by Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall.
Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") wrote the pilot. Kevin Falls is the showrunner and an executive producer along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
The pilot is from Amblin Television and Paramount Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox TV.
I should note that this marks the 2nd pilot with a black lead ordered to series by Fox this week; yesterday, the network announced a pick up of the Morris Chestnut crime procedural pilot, "Rosewood," which centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (played by Chestnut), a gifted, charismatic private pathologist who can read living and dead bodies like a book.
Both will be joining "Empire" next season, along with "Scream Queens," a 15-episode straight-to-series order for the fall, revolving around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders, which Keke Palmer, Lucien Laviscount, and Niecy Nash are part of an ensemble cast.