Minority Report’s alpha PreCog Agatha Tells red alert about expanding the character for TV Did it intimidate you to step into a character so synonymous with the Spielberg film?
No, my take on my character is totally fresh. Samantha Morton did a stunning job with the film and I can’t begin to think anything about that so I just leave that on its own. I started with the story and the rich mythology of the PreCogs and the character of Agatha.
Is being well- versed in the film a requirement to watch the series?
No, it’s 10 years after the end of the film so we are in a world where you really don’t have to have seen the film. It’s the world of 2065 and we’ve got a futuristic crime drama where we’re able to see the crimes before they happen, so it’s about stopping the crime rather than solving the crime, but not in a rote procedural way.
How do the PreCogs factor into this narrative?
Dash ( Stark Sands) is my brother and he’s haunted by these visions and feels a need to absolutely do something about it. My character has taken a very different approach. She has said society took advantage of me and wants to reject it entirely. She lives in isolation and is a recluse for her own sanity.
What’s Agatha’s journey back to PreCrime?
I think she may be forced back into the world because she has the most power and vision. She may get back into the fray and will she become more calculating or will her bitterness about her past make her do things differently?
Minority Report airs on Fox in the US. A UK channel is TBC.