‘Minority Report’ TV Show Will Be Female-Led

By September 8, 2014
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More details have emerged regarding the upcoming TV series that will be based on Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi film Minority Report.

When word first came out about this project a few weeks ago, we found out that Godzilla writer Max Borenstein will write the script and Spielberg’s Amblin Television banner will produce, but we didn’t know much more than that. Now THR has a report that gives us some info about what the show will actually be about.

Unlike the film, which starred Tom Cruise, this will be reportedly be a female-led series that “takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.” Based on that description alone, it sounds to me like the female detective might be a co-lead, but THR explicitly calls the show “female-led,” so it’s probable that we’ll follow the detective’s story a bit closer than the male Precog’s. For those who don’t remember, the film followed a division of law enforcement known as pre-crime. They used psychics known as Precogs (precognitives) to predict when a future murder is going to be committed, and then they sent agents in to make sure that they prevented it before it ever actually happened.

Precog

I think the idea of turning this film into a movie is one that’s so obvious, I’m shocked it hasn’t happened yet, because the premise is so perfect for a police TV procedural. The show will air on FOX, so it’s likely going to be a bit more neutered than it would have been on, say, an HBO or AMC, but the movie was PG-13 to begin with, so it’s not like we’re used to seeing a hardcore version of Minority Report that will be considerably trimmed down to appeal to a larger crowd; they should pretty much be able to stick with the vibe presented in the film.

What do you think? Are you excited about a female-led “Minority Report” TV series?

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  • Not that I have anything against a female led TV show, but I do mind when they take out an actor like Tom Cruise, which is one of the main reasons I have for watching it in the first place!