The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is currently finalizing a deal to reboot Amazing Stories, with Steven Spielberg and TV creator Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) attached to the project.
Fuller attempted a reboot of the ’80s show at NBC in 2015, but it never came to fruition. With Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Universal Television now producing, as well as Apple financing the series with a $5 million budget per episode, it looks like Amazing Stories may finally be returning to the small screen. Or, whatever screen Apple requires you watch their upcoming original content on…
Amazing Stories was a critically acclaimed anthology series that premiered on NBC in 1985. The series ran for only two seasons, for a total of 45 episodes. Amazing Stories was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five in its short time on the air. Based on its short lifespan, ratings were obviously an issue, though the series found a second life on VHS, gathering a cult following.
Amazing Stories stood out among other popular anthology series at the time, including Tales from the Darkside and CBS’ first reboot of The Twilight Zone, because it featured different genres including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy, rather than zeroing in on just one genre.
There is no word yet when the Amazing Stories reboot will air, or on what service Apple will provide it and their other planned original content on.
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SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal