Legendary director and producer Steven Spielberg, and Bryan Fuller of Hannibal fame are teaming up to revive the sci-fi series Amazing Stories, per Variety. The companies behind the production are Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Universal TV and Apple—you know, the fruit company that makes the iPhone.
Amblin, Apple and Universal have made a 10-episode order for the reboot of the mid-1980s television show, which originally aired on NBC. The show ran for two seasons and garnered 12 Emmy nominations, winning five, including an acting Emmy for John Lithgow. As Variety mentions, other Amazing Stories alumni include Homeland director Lesli Linka Glatter and Pixar director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille). Spielberg co-created the original show and directed two episodes.
Apple’s involvement is actually of little surprise, as the tech company hired Sony Television bosses Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to develop original video content for the company. We previously reported that Van Amburg and Erlicht are key players in Apple’s bid for the James Bond film rights. Apple has slowly and quietly already begun to release original programs, with James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke being a noteworthy piece of content.
Steven Spielberg has The Post releasing on Dec. 22, and Ready Player One on March 30, 2018. Meanwhile, Fuller is show-running American Gods (which was renewed for a second season) after leaving Star Trek: Discovery.