The season (and likely series) finale of Minority Report airs tonight at 9PM (ET/PT) on FOX.
The episode, the series’ tenth, is called “Everybody Runs,” and in it, the precogs and Vega must come together to thwart a chemical attack by Memento Mori, meanwhile Blomfeld (guest star Reed Diamond) is determined to get the precogs back in the milk bath.
You can see some preview images below.
So far, FOX has not renewed Minority Report for a second season, and they had their episode order trimmed to a total of ten for Season 1. While FOX won’t go so far as to say the show is canceled, it may be an uphill climb. But as for what aired, Executive Producer Max Borenstein, who developed Minority Report for television, seemed pleased with what the show had become, and certainly gave it is his all. “The only reason that you tell stories is to say something,” he told us on a recent set visit, when asked about telling a story over simply taking over an existing title. “The question is what you want to say.”
“On our show we take great pains to think about different themes and things that sort of have social significance [and] political significance to us without making it into an allegory. I think that’s something where we differ from the movie. I love the movie, but as a feature film, it really takes the shape of a short story literature-wise. It’s taking a very specific point of view. And it’s telling a very constrained arc,” he explained. “It can be an allegory, like a case study of something. But when you’re talking about a world that you’re building as a series, you want to live in it, and in our case we really wanted to try to have a future that doesn’t even feel like science fiction. It just feels like it’s 50 years in the future. There are many of the same things in the future that there are today with new layers built on top of them.”
“I think one thing that we’re speaking to more than anything is the sort of personal question for these precogs,” Borenstein reflected. “They’re no longer just a symbol. They’re no longer just these tools in the milk bath; something to vote on and something to agree with or disagree with. They’re now human beings living in the world who still get these visions. It’s not a political question of like what they should do about them. It’s a personal question. They see people dying. Those people will die unless they do something. What do you do?”
Hopefully, in these ten episodes, the producers were able to tell their story, and who knows? Maybe Season 2 will happen after all.
Tonight’s Minority Report season finale stars Stark Sands as Dash, Meagan Good as Detective Lara Vega, Nick Zano as Arthur, Wilmer Valderrama as Will Blake, Laura Regan as Agatha, Daniel London as Wally, Li Jun Li as Akeela, Zhane Hall as Rico.
Guest Cast: Reed Diamond as Henry Blomfeld, Darius McRary as Aman Shale, Venus Terzo as Chief Mona Dietrich, Mitchell Kummen as Teen Dash, Burkely Duffield as Teen Arthur, Solenne Wolff as Teen Agatha, Alison Wandzura as Suited Woman, Jennifer Cheon as Andromeda, Peter Bryant as Elgin Glasser