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TV News: ‘Minority Report’ Will Have Female Lead, Patti Lupone Joins ‘Penny Dreadful’ And More

TV News: 'Minority Report' Will Have Female Lead, Patti Lupone Joins 'Penny Dreadful' And More

Fans of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have one heck of a season ahead of them. Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) will reprise her role as Agent Peggy Carter in a guest-starring spot in the season premiere on September 23rd. An “Agent Carter” spinoff is also set to debut in early 2015 as well, so it’s probably safe to say this will all tie together. As for ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ George Stephanopoulos, of all people, will also cameo in the opening episode as himself. Agent Stephanopoulos? We’ll find out in two weeks. [THR]

Casting for the quartet of leads in Amazon’s “Mad Dogs’ is nearly complete. Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line”), Romany Malco (“Think Like A Man”) and Steve Zahn (“Treme”) will play former frat buddies who travel to reunite with another college friend and run afoul of a dangerous drug lord. Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) is producing this adaptation for Sony Pictures Television along with Cris Cole, who created the original U.K. version. [THR]

It’s been a dozen years since Steven Spielberg‘s “Minority Report” opened number one for the weekend and went on to gross over $358M worldwide. Kind of surprising, then, that it’s taken this long for a sequel to surface. Fox has announced plans for a TV series set 10 years after the end of the Precrime program. The show will follow one of the prophetic Precogs, who is trying to live a normal life while unable to shake glimpses of the future. He teams with a female detective who helps him determine how best to utilize his powers. [THR]

Victorian London is expecting some visitors from The Great White Way. Broadway star Patti LuPone will join Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” as a guest start for the show’s second season, which premieres next year. LuPone was most recently seen on the small screen in “Girls” and “American Horror Story: Coven.” [Deadline]

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