1:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Minority Report' Splits Lead, Adds Nick Zano as Co-Star
Fox's Minority Report is making a change at the top.
Leading man Stark Sands, who originally was tapped to play the dual role of identical twin brothers Dash and Arthur, will now play only the role of Dash, with One Big Happy alum Nick Zano joining the cast and taking on the role of Arthur, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Zano, who will make his dramatic acting debut following roles on 2 Broke Girls and Happy Endings, will be a series regular and play Dash's now-fraternal twin brother, Arthur. The character is described as having a hard shell that was borne of years of difficult experience in the outside world that Dash avoided. Arthur is confident and self-assured, even Machiavellian in his interaction with the world that once exploited him. So while Dash selflessly and heroically tries to stop the future murders he sees in his precognitive visions, his estranged twin uses his gift to consolidate personal wealth and power in the building of an empire. Stronger together as a complete unit, they help one another from time to time, but, in the long run, both are bad for each other's business.
Zano will make his debut in the pilot, which now will have to undergo reshoots.
Fox's Minority Report follow-up takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington, D.C., and centers on one of the three Precogs who struggle to lead a "normal" human life but remain haunted by visions the future. He meets a detective (Meagan Good) haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose for his gift. Michael and Matthew Dickman starred as Precog twins Arthur and Dashiell, respectively, in the 2002 feature film.
From Amblin Television, Paramount Television and the network's sibling studio 20th Century Fox Television, Minority Report has a script penned by Godzilla's Max Borenstein, who also executive produces. Amblin's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also exec produce. Kevin Falls (The West Wing) will serve as showrunner. Mark Mylod directed the pilot.
Zano, who also is penning a comedy script for Warner Bros. Television and CBS, is repped by UTA and John Carrabino.
Minority Report premieres Monday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. on Fox.