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Fox orders 'Minority Report' sequel for TV

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Minority Report
David James

Fox has ordered a television sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, EW has confirmed.

The drama would pick up 10 years after the events of the film, in which a division called Precrime, headed up by Tom Cruise’s Chief John Anderton, used Precogs to arrest people before they actually committed a crime. Precrime was shut down, and the three Precogs tried to go on to lead a normal life—which is where the sequel comes in. Haunted by visions of the future, one of the Precogs teams with a detective who is haunted by her past.

Amblin Television’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will executive-produce with Max Borenstein (Godzilla), who will pen the project. Minority Report, also produced by 20th Century Fox and Paramount TV, was given a put pilot commitment, meaning Fox will have to pay a heavy penalty if it doesn’t go to pilot.

Amblin Television currently has seven series across five networks, including Under the Dome and Extant on CBS, Falling Skies and Public Morals on TNT, The Americans on FX, upcoming midseason ABC drama The Whispers and Fox’s fall drama Red Band Society.

It’s interesting to note that Larry Wilmore’s upcoming Comedy Central series will also be called The Minority Report.