The series takes place 10 years after the end of the original film starring Tom Cruise, but Spielberg’s involvement in the series ensured its continuity.
“I think you would feel a lot of pressure if you didn’t have the guru himself translating that to television,” Valderrama told TheWrap’s executive editor Joseph Kapsch during interview in our studios. “Steven Spielberg, he’s really amazingly hands-on.”
From the script to the wardrobe, Valderrama said Spielberg had his hands in every aspect of the show, ensuring it lived up to the original film.
“Everything from the palettes, to the screens, to the stories, to the directors, the actors. Even my wardrobe … He made me look really good,” Valderrama said.
“He hand-picked the whole, entire cast,” he continued. “He’s opened the archives of the movie for us to bring, not only the mythology, but some of the artifacts of the movie into the series. They’re calling this the official sequel.”
Playing a detective in the year 2060, the actor said he only had one request when taking on the role.
“One of my biggest requests coming into this character was … ‘I need to be in a jet pack,'” he said.
“Minority Report” premieres on Fox Monday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.