Fox’s small screen slate is getting a dose of futuristic sci-fi this fall in the shape of its Minority Report reboot. The sequel series is set ten years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie when PreCrime is obsolete. It imagines a world where exhausted cops long for the days when three psychics in a water tank told them who to arrest. A decade later, those subaquatic Precogs no longer serve the police. Instead, law enforcement now relies on different technology to apprehend criminals.
Spielberg’s three Precogs are still involved in the series, however, living out their days in a witness protection-type deal. Dash (Stark Sands) continues to suffer from visions; his twin brother Arthur (Nick Zano) is elsewhere; and Agatha (Laura Regan) appears to have her own secretive agenda. Enter Meagan Good’s cop Lara Vega, who crosses paths with Dash and the pair team up to combat crime.
In an interesting spin on the film’s message – this world of PreCrime is bleak and hopeless – the show seems to recall that era through rose-tinted glasses. Of course, the creative types working behind the scenes are fresh to the property, and their intentions for the serial differ from Spielberg’s big screen aspirations. Throwing out that dark, gloomy vibe, we’re now presented with a brightly-lit world that’s crammed with garish flourishes and campy tech. In that regard, Minority Report looks an absolute riot, even if its tone seemingly betrays that playful touch.
Find out how it all plays out when Minority Report debuts on Fox September 21. Will you be tuning in?
“Minority Report” follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals…before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs – “precognitives” Dash, Arthur and Agatha – who were able to see the future.
Now, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs. Precog Dash (Stark Sands, Inside Llewyn Davis) – driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions – now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd, police detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good, Think Like a Man, “Californication”), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash’s missing twin brother, Arthur, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur’s ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, Agatha (Laura Regan, “Mad Men,” Unbreakable), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.