According to reports, Fox has officially ordered its Minority Report sequel series from Amblin Television to pilot. However, this is hardly surprising considering the substantial penalty the network was going to face had they not done so.
The ordering of Minority Report marks the second pilot order overall among the big five – the first being Warrior at NBC – but the first one of note as the follow-up series was one of the more high profile projects on the slate this year. Additionally, Minority Report will mark the first order of the many various IP-based series up for contention from a list that includes the likes of Frequency, Hitch, Big and Supergirl.
Like Warrior, given Minority Report is one of the only pilots with an official “go” as of now, it’s going to have the pick of the litter in terms of talent both in front of and behind the camera. However, unlike Warrior, there’s a good chance many major names are going to be clamoring for a chance to be involved with the project given its name recognition, connection to Steven Spielberg and female leading role.
Set 10 years after the events of the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report will follow one of the three Precogs as they struggle to lead a regular life. While still consumed by visions the future, the precog meets a detective (the female lead) haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose for his psychic abilities.
Currently, it’s unknown why there’s been such slow goings in terms of pilot orders – especially given the TCAs are underway at the moment. However, some rumors point to the major networks still waiting on scripts for all the series they purchased during the development season at the end of 2014.
Should that be the case, it does make one wonder what’s going to happen when all these orders come in last minute and everyone has to, once again, scramble for the same group of talent at the same time.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more news on the Minority Report TV series.