It looks like it will be a happy ending — or a happy beginning — for Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The duo behind ABC’s uber-popular Once Upon a Time has been tapped by Apple to be the Amazing Stories showrunners, the reboot of Steven Spielberg‘s beloved sci-fi and fantasy anthology series from the late ’80s.
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Apple’s Amazing Stories has found itself without a showrunner before the show has debuted. Bryan Fuller, the man behind shows like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, tried to get an Amazing Stories reboot off the ground for years and succeeded when Apple came looking for original programming. But a new report says he’s now parted ways with the show. Read about the Bryan Fuller Amazing Stories split below.
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At the end of last month, we wrote about how Apple is expanding into creating original programming for television and is poised to become one of the entertainment industry’s major players in that content space. One of the projects they were looking at was a reboot of Amazing Stories, a Steven Spielberg-created anthology series that ran on NBC from 1985-1987. Now the deal is reportedly locked, and there’s good news: producer Bryan Fuller – who tried to launch a reboot at NBC two years ago – is still on board.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
We know television is getting more and more expensive to produce, but with $260 billion to work with, Apple probably isn’t too worried about being able to cough up enough cash to entice major names for its planned expansion into original television programming. According to a new report, the company has set their sights on a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and a Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston morning show comedy as their potential splashy debut into the high-competition world of streaming TV.
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From quirky hits (like *batteries not included and Critters 2) to epic haunts (like Stephen King’s The Stand), filmmaker Mick Garris has proven himself to be one of the industry’s true masters of horror. Literally, even; creating the beloved Showtime series Masters of Horror. With such an impressive portfolio of spooky stories under his belt, it’d likely be hard for any horror fan to pick their favorite Garris project. And yet, almost instantly, they’d probably discard one of his films from contention: Sleepwalkers.
So naturally, that’s the film that I wanted to speak with Mick Garris about. But before we went back in time to discuss how Sleepwalkers got made, we talked about the making of his career; an amazing story that involves interviewing auteurs, operating R2D2s and catching the eye of Steven Spielberg (then later Stephen King).
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It’s been about a year and a half since we heard that Pushing Daisies and Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller was working on a revival of the anthology series Amazing Stories.
For those who don’t know, Amazing Stories was an hour-long weekly sci-fi and fantasy anthology series created and executive produced by Steven Spielberg that told stories of the fantastic, strange and supernatural. It aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987 with directors such as Martin Scorsese (GoodFellas), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back), Ken Kwapis (The Office), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and even Burt Reynolds being at the helm of episodes.
We’ve been hoping some similar modern talent would be brought in for the Amazing Stories remake, and now we have the names of a few talents who will be involved. Find out more about the Amazing Stories remake roster of talent after the jump. Read More »
At a time when anthology television series such as American Horror Story, True Detective and Fargo are such hits, it’s surprising that shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits aren’t getting the remake treatment. However, that might change if NBC finds success bringing a familiar anthology series of that kind back to the small screen.
Amazing Stories was an hour-long weekly sci-fi and fantasy anthology series created and executive produced by Steven Spielberg that told stories of the fantastic, strange and supernatural, and now Pushing Daisies and Hannibal creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller and Amblin TV will bring the show to NBC for a revival. Read More »