In other pilot news (outside of the Supergirl ones I’ve been posting) the TV adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report has begun casting their lead roles for the pilot over the last week. Cast in the leading male is Stark Sands (whom I haven’t seen in anything since Generation Kill…that includes Inside Llewyn Davis), in the female lead is Meagan Good (Think Like A Man franchise and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and starring opposite them is Wilmer Valderrama (From Dusk Till Dawn).
The pilot/potential series is set to serve as a sequel to the film, set ten years after the end of Precrime in D.C. Dash (Stark Sands) struggles to lead a ‘normal’ human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good), someone who isn’t afraid to breaking a few rules, is haunted by her past and just might help Dash find a purpose to his gift. At the precinct though, Vega’s role when she’s out on leave will be filled by new police detective Will Blake (Wilmer Valderrama), whom Vega sizes up and doesn’t like. The only other bit of information that is known is that Stark Sands will be playing dual roles as identical twin brothers Dash and Arthur, who both possess the unique ability to see into the future.
Other casting news includes Daniel London reprising his role from the film as Wally the Caretaker, who worked at Precrime Temple where the children were observed, who is eager now to help Vega and is assisting Dash in establishing a new identity. Li Jun Li will be playing Akeela, a Crime Scene Investigation technician who works closely with Vega. Finally Laura Regan will play Agatha, a deeply compassionate foster sister of Dash and Arthur, who also possess the ability to see into the future but with more clarity than the twins. Agatha was the senior precog in the film played by Samantha Morton.
The pilot is being written by Max Borenstein (who is also serving as Executive Producer) and being directed by Mark Mylod, coming from 20th Century Fox TV, Paramount TV and Amblin TV. Kevin Falls is the show runner and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are Executive Producers.
It’s been a while now since it was reported that Minority Report was given a pilot order (back in early January) and now casting news makes the proceedings more official. Whether it’ll be given a series order however is a different story. Only issue is that it’ll be on the FOX Network and if history has taught us anything, sci-fi based shows don’t usually stand the test of time at the network. In terms of casting, I’m skeptical on it. Like I stated earlier, I haven’t seen Sands in anything since Generation Kill, Meagan Good I think is fine depending on the role given and as for Wilmer Valderrama, I only remember is serious acting role being on Awake and thought he was fine in that, other than that I’ll always remember him as Fes. The fact though that this will be a continuation from the film however is intriguing and I’ll keep a close eye on seeing how well the pilot does.