Minority Report, Lucifer, Blindspot TV Pilots leak online months before their scheduled release.
Pilot episodes of several upcoming TV shows have leaked online way ahead of their intended premiere dates. Fox's DC Comics-based crime-horror Lucifer leaked months ahead of a planned 2016 debut while sci-fi drama Minority Report and NBC's Blindspot appear six weeks in advance of their September debut, according to TorrentFreak.com
Typically, movies leak online days or weeks before the scheduled premiere date but, in the last 24 hours, illegal copies of TV's biggest TV pilots have leaked online.
The most downloaded TV pilot so far is 'Minority Report'. 'Minority Report' is set to premiere on September 21, 2015. The Steven Spielberg created series is set to in Washington, D.C. in 2065, fifteen years after the events of the 2002 film of the same name.
The leak is currently available all thanks to a group called "Scene group LOL/DIMENSION".
The second most popular TV pilot is the crime-horror series, 'Lucifer'. Based on a comic book character created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book series 'The Sandman', Fox and Warner Bros. completed a deal for the show earlier this year.
Tom Ellis is the leading man in this series who "bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
Again, Scene group LOL/DIMENSION are behind the leak, which comes months ahead of Lucifer's planned 2016 premiere.
The source of the leak is currently unknown but the pilot was screened one month ago at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Despite the controversy, Lucifer character co-creator Neil Gaiman isn't too worried about the show leaking online. He commented in 2011, that piracy increased his book sales by 300%. I started to realize, that actually, youre not losing sales by having stuff out there, he said.
Also leaked online was the upcoming U.S. drama series 'Blindspot'. starring Jaime Alexander and Sulivan Stapleton. The series was ordered by NBC on May 1 and was set to air on September 21st.
NBC may have to start getting worried about the future of 'Blindspot' as the downloads for the series are a lot lower than the other two leaked pilots.
This leak also comes courtesy of Scene Group LOL/DIMENSION.
The leaks, which happened just a few hours ago, follow in the footsteps of the of May 2015 and are destined to reignite the piracy vs promotion debate.