"Minority Report", "Lucifer" and "Blindspot" are nowhere close to their debut, at least not before September. In fact, "Lucifer" is set to be aired only in 2016. But it looks like they are already battling leaks, as pilots of all these shows have been leaked by pirates through torrent sites way ahead of their official premieres.
The latest reports suggest that Fox's "Minority Report" and "Lucifer" and NBC's "Blindspot", have all mysteriously hit the web and racked up various host links, which will let viewers watch the pilots of all these shows much before their official debut.
"Minority Report" the most-anticipated series among all the others, is based on the Philip K. Dick novel and is set to premiere on 21 September, 2015. Produced by original director Steven Spielberg, the show is set in Washington, D.C. in 2065, picking up 15 years after the events shown in 2002 film starring Tom Cruise.
The series, which stars Stark Sands as Dash, a crime-predicting Precog, is undoubtedly the most popular among pirates, pointed out Deadline. The report said that the show scored about 210 links within hours of its leak. The report also stated that the pilots must have got leaked through preview DVDs and the leak was first brought out by a post in the Piracy subreddit.
Meanwhile, Torrent Freak has managed to get a couple of screenshots, which are of good print and have no watermarks, of the leaked pilots. The website has also mentioned that the leaks have come through Scene group LOL/DIMENSION and is available via a sub 400mb download and a 5GB 1080p release.
The most shocking leak is of Fox's DC comics-based crime-horror "Lucifer" because the series does not debut before 2016. The series, which had 150 links, is a loose adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" and "Lucifer" comic books and stars Tom Ellis as the titular demon.
But all the reports have unanimously agreed that "Blindspot" is not as popular as the other two shows and it isn't receiving great attentions and numbers.
Well, this is not the first time that episodes of most-anticipated shows have been leaked online. Earlier this year in April, the first four episodes of the most-popular HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" made their way to the web one week before its premiere.
It looks like "Minority Report", "Lucifer" and "Blindspot" have just found themselves battling a similar leak.