Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Apple to Revive 'Amazing Stories' from Steven Spielberg

In its first major push into original scripted programming, Apple has signed a content deal with director-producer Steven Spielberg. The first project that's a part of the new deal is a reboot of the 1980s anthology series Amazing Stories.

The anthology series tells tales of the incredible, odd and supernatural variety.

Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) is heading up the reboot. He will executive produce with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Universal Television and Amblin Television produce. The series was first set up at NBC in 2015, where NBCUniversal holds the rights to the series.

"It's wonderful to be reunited with our colleagues Zack [Van Ambug] and Jamie [Erlich] in their new capacity at Apple," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, which oversees Universal Television. "We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming, and can't think of a better property than Spielberg's beloved Amazing Stories franchise with the genius of Bryan Fuller at the helm and more exciting creative partnerships to come."

The order is expected to be for 10 episodes.