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Atx Television Festival has announced the new Advisory Board members and Ambassadors.
Joining the Atx Advisory Board are “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley, “House of Cards” boss Beau Willimon, Graham Yost (“Justified,” “The Americans”) and Kevin Falls (“Minority Report,” “Franklin and Bash”). Abigail Spencer (“Rectify,” “True Detective”) joins the festival as an Ambassador.
The new additions join current Advisory Board members — who help to curate the festival’s programming and provide guidance with their range of expertise and knowledge in the television industry — Peter Billingsley, Ben Blacker, Dina Hillier, David Hudgins, Arielle Kebbel, Kyle Killen, Laura Kincaid, Jordan Levin, Richard Linklater, Julie Plec, Michael Rauch, Bryan Seabury, Betty Thomas and Liz Tigelaar, and Ambassadors Wilson Cruz, Matt Lauria, Scott Porter, Nick Wechsler and Mae Whitman, who serve as the festival’s spokespeople.
“We are thrilled to add Graham, Noah, Beau and Kevin to our Advisory Board,” said Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland, »
- Jacob Bryant
“Minority Report” will only see 10 episodes for its first season, Variety has learned. The low-rated Monday night Fox drama was originally handed a 13-episode order.
After under-performing for its first three episodes — most recently bringing in just over 2 million viewers — Fox reduced the original order, though sources say the network has not made a decision regarding cancellation. It seems likely, however, that the final episode of this fall’s 10-episode run will serve as the series finale, unless the next seven episodes see a surge in ratings.
“Minority Report,” which will remain airing in its current Monday 9 p.m. time slot, was always scheduled to have 10 episodes air this fall, with week ten serving as the big fall finale. Though three more episodes were planned to be broadcast after a fall hiatus (and then potentially followed by more episodes, had the series fared more successfully), sources close to the show »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The movie Minority Report left me with a lot of questions. Or actually, it left me with frustrating answers to their questions. The movie asks: If you can catch someone before they commit a crime, should you still imprison them? It’s supposed to be a moral conundrum, but the way the movie frames it, it’s […]
- Fred Topel
Three months before its January premiere, “The X-Files” is heading to New York Comic Con for the nationwide debut of the hotly anticipated Fox revival series.
Following the advanced screening of the premiere episode, titled “My Struggle,” Nycc will host a Q&A session with star David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter. The panel will be moderated by “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani, who will guest star in Fox’s “X-Files” revival series.
The screening and panel will occur Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
“Bordertown:” Fox’s animated laffer from Seth MacFarlane will be at Nycc on Oct. 11 for an advanced screening of the series and Q&A with voice actors Hank Azaria, Alex Borstein and Nicholas Gonzalez, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
With the series premiere of Fox's Minority Report just over one month away, the network has released a new first look preview for this highly-anticipated sci-fi TV series. Stars Meagan Good (Det. Lara Vega), Stark Sands (Dash) and Wilmer Valderrama (Det. Will Blake) give us some insight into their characters. We also hear from executive producers Max Borenstein, Kevin Falls and Mark Mylod, with the producers explaining that the TV sequel takes place 10 years after Steven Spielberg's Minority Report movie.
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, »
One of the most intriguing upcoming new shows has to be Fox's small screen adaptation of Minority Report, so we were very interested to see what the cast and crew had to say about it at Comic-Con in San Diego earlier this month.
After screening 20 flashy minutes of the pilot - which sees precog Dash helping a detective solve crimes before they happen - stars Stark Sands, Meagan Good, Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Regan joined executive producers Kevin Falls, Darryl Frank and Max Borenstein to give us some hints about what's coming up, so read on for 8 things to expect from the show:
1. The series is all about humanising precogs.
"We've seen shows that have copied Minority Report since the movie which is all about stopping crime, stopping murders before they happen, and in the movie we follow the police department which has an infrastructure in place to do that, »
The new Fox series Minority Report had its panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. The show takes place 10 years after the end of Pre-crime in D.C. The show is a direct sequel to the 2002 film by Steven Spielberg, and follows Dash (Stark Sands), a young precog, and younger brother to Agatha (Laura Regan), played by Samantha Morton in the film. The precogs have been sent into a sort of witness protection program and have been sheltered from the world. Dash is trying to lead a normal life while trying to deal with his visions of the future. He meets a detective named Lara Vega (Meagan Good), who was in Pre-crime training, and found it canceled as soon as she was ready to go. They form an alliance to help stop crime. At the panel, Fox showed the first 20 minutes of the pilot, which gave us a look at future tech, »
- Jenna Busch
After Fox unveiled the first 20 minutes of the Steven Spielberg-executive produced show Minority Report to great applause today at Comic-Con, executive producer Kevin Falls quickly teased that Tom Cruise’s appearance is “something that may or may not happen.” However, per one insider on the show who was clarifying Falls’ statement to Deadline after the panel, that guest star might be just wishful thinking. Based on Spielberg’s 2002 feature adaptation of the Philip K. Dick… »
Sands was originally cast in the dual roles of identical twins Dash and Arthur, both of whom receive precognitive visions that enable them to see crimes before they’re committed.
Sands will retain the lead role of Dash, who selflessly and heroically tries to stop the future murders he sees in his visions, while Zano will take over the role of Arthur, meaning that the twins will be portrayed as fraternal instead of identical.
Arthur is described as having a hard shell, borne of years of difficult experience in the outside world that Dash avoided. He’s confident and self-assured, even Machiavellian in his interaction with the world that once exploited him, using his gift to consolidate personal wealth and power in the building of an empire. Stronger together as a complete unit, »
- Laura Prudom
Created by Kevin Falls
Produced by Left Coast Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
Aired on NBC for 1 season (13 episodes) from September 24, 2007 – December 19, 2007
Moon Bloodgood as Olivia Beale
Reed Diamond as Jack Vasser
Charles Henry Wyson as Zack Vasser
Dan Vasser is your average every day newspaper reporter living in San Francisco with a wife and child, both of whom he loves and works hard for. One day Dan finds himself randomly transported through time with no idea of when he is, why he was sent back in time, or what he’s supposed to do. Dan quickly begins to realize that he’s been brought back on a mission to track a person’s life and help them in some way. In time, Dan discovers he has been given »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series, a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Meagan Good stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Stark Sands will play the Precog. They are joined in the series by Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") wrote the pilot. Kevin Falls is the showrunner and an executive producer along with Justin Falvey and Darryl. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
After canceling its one-time hit drama The Following, Fox has announced two possible replacements as it gives series orders to a pair of highly anticipated new shows. We already showed you a first look photo of Tom Ellis as Lucifer, with that series based on the popular DC Vertigo comics. Now we have word that the sequel series Minority Report is also moving forward. It is a direct follow-up to Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi hit of the same name and will serve as a episodic sequel to that movie.
Minority Report will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and is the first of his films to be adapted for television. The hour-long drama follows an unlikely partnership between a man haunted by future visions and a cop tormented by her recent past. The pair race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they ever happen. Set in Washington, »
And the beat goes on... Fox has finalized its 2015/2016 lineup, ordering to series a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character have been swapped). Announced earlier this year, Meagan Good stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Stark Sands will play the Precog. They are joined in the series by Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. Max Borenstein ("Godzilla") wrote the pilot. Kevin Falls »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role. Bored as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer 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.
The cast also includes Lauren German (as Det. Chloe »
“Minority Report” remained one of the strongest contenders during pilot season, and was one of the first pilots ordered at Fox. “Lucifer,” on the other hand, didn’t gain steam until the last 72 hours, as orders started to trickle in.
“Minority Report” (pictured above) stars Stark Sands and Meagan Good (pictured), along with Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. The project from Amblin, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox TV, inspired by the 2002 feature film, picks up 10 years after the end of pre-crime in DC when one of the three pre-cogs struggles to lead a normal human life, and remains haunted by visions of the future when he meets a detective »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Justified” will get its final farewell at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, this summer.
The annual fest has added more programming to the previously announced “Gilmore Girls,” “Queer As Folk,” “Journeyman” and “Dawson’s Creek” reunions, including panels for FX’s “Justified,” Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” Fox’s upcoming “Wayward Pines,” USA’s “Playing House,”Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a premiere screening of Starz’s “Power,” and a discussion with the creator of “Friends.”
“Justified” creator and exec producer Graham Yost will take an in-depth look back on his series, which stars Timothy Olyphant (pictured) and wraps this April. Cast members and additional producers are yet to be announced, though in a statement, Yost expressed his excitement “to mark the end of the series [with] the whole cast of ‘Justified'” at Atx this June.
Yost will also be part of »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
He’ll play a police detective in the prospective series designed as a sequel to the futuristic 2002 Steven Spielberg feature.
Valderrama at present is co-starring in El Rey Network’s drama series “From Dusk Til Dawn,” which began production today in Austin, Texas on its second 10-episode season.
“Minority Report” fetched a hefty pilot commitment from Fox. Project from 20th Century Fox TV and Amblin TV hails from writer Max Borenstein and showrunner Kevin Falls. Those two exec produce along with Spielberg and Amblin’s Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis) has secured the lead role in Fox’s upcoming TV sequel to the 2002 sci-fi Minority Report, with Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) has also signed on to the cast.
The site reports that the series “takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington, D.C., and centers on one of the three Precogs who struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective (Meagan Good) haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.”
Sands is set to portray the dual role of the precogs Dashiell and Arthur, who were played by Michael Dickman and Matthew Dickman in the film. Also featuring in the cast are Li Jun Li and Laura Regan, along with Daniel London who reprises the role of Wally the Caretaker. »
- Gary Collinson
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