Fox’s future-set Minority Report is one of the most intriguing genre series winding its way through development, and now we know who’ll take over the lead role previously held by Tom Cruise’s Chief Jon Anderton.
Deadline is reporting that Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) has signed on as the female lead in the series, playing Detective Lara Vega. According to the casting report, she’s a cop who is “not afraid to break a few rules,” and teams up with the former pre-cog Dash, who is now trying to live a normal life. It sounds like that relationship will be the focus of the series, which should be a nice way to shake up the formula from the 2002 film.
The television adaptation of the hit Steven Spielberg sci-fi flick is set 10 years after the events of the film. Considering Dash is apparently trying to live his own life and is not hooked up to a machine to solve crimes, it sounds like the shutdown of the Precrime division persists a decade later. But just because there’s no official division doesn't mean Dash has lost those pre-cog skills. If there were ever a concept built for a sci-fi procedural, this would be it.
As the casting news makes apparent, Fox has already placed a pilot order for the series, and it's considered a leading candidate to eventually earn a spot on the network’s schedule. Considering the genre series Gotham was one of the network’s few breakout hits this year, it stands to reason they’d take another shot with a relatively well-known property. The pilot is being written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and directed by Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones), so there's also some solid pedigree behind the scenes.
Do you think Minority Report can be television’s next big sci-fi hit?