Sammi Rotibi will take on the role Paul Daly in Fox’s The Darkest Minds, from director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The pic is based on the first installment of the popular YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, with a script adaptation from Chad Hodge. It follows a present-day pandemic that wipes out the majority of America’s children and teenagers. Those who survive develop psychic abilities, and a fearful government forces them into rehabilitation camps. Sixteen-year-old Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) breaks out of the camp and joins a small group of gifted escapees on the run. Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen are producing. Rotibi will play a dedicated police officer and Ruby’s devoted father.