Where did the time go? The fall TV season is just around the corner – about a month away. Wow. It seemed like it was just yesterday when I published a piece looking at the more than 70 pilots featuring black actors in starring/lead/supporting roles that had been ordered by the various broadcast and cable TV networks. I’ll be publishing a schedule of those that made the cut; hint: most of them didn’t.
One that did, and that will air on Fox on Monday nights after “Gotham,” is 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).
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 series comes from Amblin Television and Paramount Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox TV.
Fox has released a first poster, which you can see above, and a new character video introducing Meagan Good’s Detective Lara Vega, which you can watch below: