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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.

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