FOX: Renewals, X-Files Reboot In Talks, And Update On Minority Report

Fox have announced the following at this year's TCA's, which has a lot of details of Minority Report, Gotham and other getting renewed, and The X-Files could get rebooted!

Freshman Fox dramas Gotham and Empire and sophomore comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine have received early renewals for next season. Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman made the announcement at the top of the network’s TCA presentation today. Veteran Bones also looks good to come back, contingent on closing new deals with the stars, Walden said. Sleepy Hollow, which received an early renewal last season, is still TBD, with the network executives acknowledging concerns over the series becoming overly serialized in Season 2.

Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome. Carter hinted at a possible reboot in the summer, acknowledging he had had conversations with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind X-Files. The series already spawned a movie franchise, and there also has been a fan campaign to extend that franchise with another movie.

As for 24, nothing new to report but Newman noted that he and fellow Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden are in continuous conversations with the creative auspices behind the 24 franchise about a new installment. However, despite speculation, there is nothing going on Prison Break, though Newman said they would “bring Prison Break back in a heartbeat.”

Fox is moving fast on its high-profile drama pilot Minority Report. A week after giving the project one of the first pilot orders of season, the network has set a director. Mark Mylod, who helmed the pilots for ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon a Time and Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning The Affair, will direct the project, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Godzilla writer Max Borenstein, which is based on the 2002 movie directed by Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise.

Minority Report, from 20th TV and Paramount TV, is envisioned as a sequel to the movie. It is set 10 years after the end of Precrime in DC. One of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. Borenstein and Falls, who serves as showrunner, executive produce with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Spielberg was involved in developing the series take.


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