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'Minority Report,' 'Lucifer' nab Fox series orders

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Fox has given a series order to a Minority Report sequel, which picks up 10 years after the events of the 2002 Tom Cruise film of the same name.

After the end of Pre-crime in D.C., one of the three Pre-cogs who can see crimes before they happen (Stark Sands) struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future. When he meets a detective (Meagan Good) who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. That’s the first photo from the new show above. 

Fox also gave Lucifer a series order. This is one of the most surprising moves of the week, as some who saw the pilot didn’t have all that much hope for a pickup. Lucifer is also arguably the boldest concept for next season. Here’s the pitch: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer (Welsh EastEnders actor Tom Ellis) resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the “gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.”

Lucifer is based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. Tom Kapinos (Californication) is the showrunner with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich as executive producers. Minority Report has Max Borenstein (Godzilla) as writer and executive producer with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Kevin Falls (who will serve as showrunner) and Mark Mylod, who helmed the pilot. Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall also star.

The news follows Fox betting big on male-fronted comedies, giving series orders to John Stamos’ Grandfathered, Rob Lowe’s The Grinder, and Jack Cutmore-Scott’s The Guide to Surviving Life. Medical drama Rosewood, starring Morris Chestnut, and the Rob Kazinsky-starring Frankenstein Code were also ordered to series.

Check out all the shows that have been renewed and canceled here.

More to come: We’re in the thick of a frantic annual period of TV broadcasters making big decisions. Follow @jameshibberd and @natalieabrams for up-to-the-minute details. 

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