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Fall TV: Lucifer and Minority Report Dramas Get Series Orders at Fox

Fox has picked up for the 2015-16 TV season two dramas — Lucifer and Minority Report — to help fill the vacancies created by its cancellation of The Following and Backstrom.

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 Dancer), Rachael Harris (Kim Martin), DB Woodside (Amenadiel), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Maze), Nicholas Gonzalez (Dan) and Scarlett Estevez (as Trixie.)

Tom Kapinos (Californication) penned the pilot and will executive-produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, New_Series_Fox_MinorityReportIldy Modrovich and director Len Wiseman.

Minority Report meanwhile picks up 10 years after the end of Pre-crime in DC, where one of the three Pre-cogs, Dash (Inside Llewyn Davis‘ Stark Sands) struggles to lead a “normal” human life, haunted as he is by visions of the future. But then Dash meets a detective (Deception‘s Meagan Good) who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.

The cast also includes Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall.

Max Borenstein (Godzilla) penned the Minority Report pilot and will exec-produce with showrunner Kevin Falls, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, and director Mark Mylod.

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43 Comments
  1. james says:

    When will people realize that Meagan Good can’t act.

    • JohnHasADHD says:

      At least she can be called ‘appealing’ to people who care about that – Nicholas Gonzalez (and wimler valderama) have none of those things.

    • Ian says:

      Please watch Waist Deep, if you think Meagan can’t act. She can.
      That said though, she isn’t quite actress enough for Misty Knight, so for the love of God, she better not end up in Iron Fist.

    • Dude says:

      She can’t act but it’s so pretty watching her try. I don’t think she’s embarrassingly bad. She just doesn’t have much range beyond contemplative whisper.

    • lechatnoir says:

      Megan Good suffers from a Cameron Diaz disease, both women play the same person over and over again. They look like delicious bonbons but can’t act for toffee.

  2. Mark says:

    Now FOX just needs to pick up Constantine to pair it with Lucifer and do crossover episodes with it, since the characters interact in the comics. It’ll boost the ratings for both shows. It’s worked for Arrow and Flash.

    • Ray says:

      Constantine is dead and it’s not coming back. No network will go near that ratings poison. The sooner people realize and accept that the better.

      • Wordsmith says:

        Harsh. Also, I’m betting you’re wrong. There’s enough life left in it that their writers are still working right now.

        • Ray says:

          We will see about that. Even Syfy with its low standards for quality writing and production value gave it a hard pass.

  3. Luc says:

    Too bad Lucifer is on Fox. If it was on any other network i would check it out.
    Why watch something you know it’s gonna end after one season?

    • JohnHasADHD says:

      Cause you enjoy it in the moment – your attitude, is, well, asinine.

      • Luc says:

        Knowing Fox history on this kind of shows you really expect it to go beyond the 13 standard episodes?

        • EricH says:

          Besides Bones, House, and 24, which other drama have they had in the last decade that’s lasted more than 4 seasons?

          • t says:

            Fringe lasted 5 seasons. The only other genre show that lasted on FOX

          • Luc says:

            OMG! Went and checked how many TV shows lasted more then 2 seasons on Fox, result is in the last decade (at least that started in 2000+) are:
            – Dramas
            (Still running)
            Bones (2005–present)
            Sleepy Hollow (2013–present)
            (ended)
            24 (2001–10; 2014)
            House (2004–12)
            Prison Break (2005–09)
            Boston Public (2000–04)
            Lie to Me (2009–11)
            The Following (2013–2015)
            Glee (2009–2015)
            The O.C. (2003–07)

            SciFi/Fantasy:
            (ended)
            Fringe (2008–13)

            That’s a total of 11 shows that lasted more then 3 seasons in 15 years!
            I’m going to be honest, i didn’t knew it was that bad, why would anyone watch a show from this network knowing this data?

          • David4 says:

            Luc,
            That’s how most networks work. Look at NBC? They didn’t have any new shows live past two years for several years in a row.

    • David4 says:

      My problem with it is they took an awesome idea and made it into a cop show.

  4. Kristina says:

    Happy for Lucifer because it means more Lauren German on my TV screen. :)

  5. JohnHasADHD says:

    Why do people keep giving Nichols Gonazalez work – he’s awful

  6. Lizo says:

    And let’s begin the countdown to Minorty Report’s cancellation! Fox + Creative SciFi + airing eps out of order = cancellation

    • Luc says:

      That’s a no brainer… 2 shows like that on Fox is a fail at the start!
      Why would someone bring this kind of shows to Fox is something i really don’t understand. :|

      • Lizo says:

        Right?!!?

      • Bartimeus says:

        Since 2000 the ONLY broadcast networks to have real luck with any genre series have been The WB, and now The CW, and ABC. NBC had Medium, and Chuck which barely got by every season, CBS with Ghost Whisperer… What else? Nothing I can think of.

        The thing that has changed is now broadcast in most cases is getting less than half the demo rating for a successful show than even 6 years ago or so. Also, leadership changes. The current FOX is a completely different animal of 2000, or 2005, to judge them based on actions done two or three presidents ago is utter ignorance. They used to pull shows leaving several forever unaired, 80% of the time in the last three or four years they will at least air the ordered episodes.

        Also FOX creatively has an amazing track record with genre shows (which is part of the reason they get so much hate) and I would personally never deny myself the pleasure of an excellent series that I KNOW I’ll love even if it’s only gonna get 13 episodes. I will choose to watch an endangered show that I know I’ll greatly enjoy over a mediocre hit series that will last multiple seasons any day.

        • Luc says:

          The Problem is the difference between watching a show that maybe in danger and one that you know its gonna be canceled. On FOX you know that from the start for most cases.
          About ABC being similar, it’s true they cancel a lot of shows but it is not as bad as FOX. If you do the analysis of the shows in the last 15 years you will notice there are way more shows with 3 or more seasons on ABC.
          We are talking 11 shows that survived for more then 2 seasons, 2 of them got canceled at the 3rd season (Lie to Me and The Following) and one more will most likely be canceled on the 3rd Season. (Sleepy Hollow)

          That is something unbelievable to me.

  7. Jared says:

    The synopsis for Lucifer sounds a lot like Angel. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing..

  8. t says:

    I predict none of them surviving. FOX doesn’t have much luck with sci fi that doesn’t have great leads. None of these actors are any good. Terrible, in fact.

    • Lizo says:

      It’s not even dependent on good leads; Fox cancels scifi with great leads – Almost Human had STELLAR leads

  9. BrightLight says:

    So with Minority Report that makes four movies will be a new TV shows this upcoming season. Or did I count wrong?

  10. analog says:

    Stark Sands is in Minority Report??????? Ok watching now.

  11. SPAMMER VON SPAMERSTEIN says:

    SPAM DELETED #TVLineCares

  12. Mr. Tran K says:

    Major flops on both Lucifer & Minority Report. Can’t believe the TV networks are adding big screen adaptions to the small screen for the upcoming TV season. First CBS got Rush Hour & Limitless and now Fox has Minority Report. Hope NBC doesn’t want Problem Child to get picked up as a series.

  13. We know from Minority Report that the male Pregos were the least reliable of the three, so it should be interesting to see how well his visions help them solve crimes, what degree of accuracy they have.

  14. James says:

    Yeah, Constantine didn’t work, but LUCIFER will…

  15. LynnH says:

    Why bother with any new network shows? They’ll just be cancelled. And neither of these shows will be as good as Backstrom.

    • EricH says:

      Backstrom was an interesting premise but they let Rainn Wilson get too over-the-top and unlikable. Sucks that an actor like Dennis Haysbert got dragged into that show.

    • LynnH says:

      EricH I feel so disappointed for Dennis Haysbert. What an amazing actor. I still miss The Unit.

  16. paco says:

    Surprised if either goes more than 13 weeks…

  17. ndixit says:

    I remember what happened to ‘Almost Human’ and I see the future of these shows. Fox has a tendency to have a lot of genre shows but they never go beyond one season. Gotham is the only one in recent memory that has gotten a second season and that too is basically on the power of the Batman name. Based on the ratings it had at the end of the season, I doubt it will survive past season 2.

  18. Morgan says:

    What’s the point of adapting an awesome graphic novel like Lucifer if you’re going to completely change… everything that makes it different and unique? This show they’re making now is basically Sleepy Hollow but instead of Icabod they have Lucifer… Very disappointing, since I was super excited for this project! :/

  19. Melissa Moore says:

    I am horrified that you would put a television show about Lucifer (Satan) on-air glorifying him and making him out to be a good guy! This is one of the worst shows you could show. Please, please, for the sake of those who are truly offended by this and by him, cancel this show. Thank you!