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Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller are bringing Amazing Stories back to our screens!

October 15th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Apple could be bringing back on of the best shows of the 1980s!

Yes, reports are that Apple has reached a deal with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to produce a ten episode season of Amazing Stories – Spielberg’s anthology series that featured all manner of weird and wonderful tales written but him, Brad Bird, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and others as well as a great theme tune (see video below) by none other than John Williams.

And the best part? Well, it looks like Spielberg will be working with Hannibal and Pushing Daisies’ Bryan Fuller as showrunner.

 

Apple’s plans to distribute the new Amazing Stories series are surprisingly vague, but it seems to represent a major commitment to becoming a player in the original programming field. Apple has reportedly set a $5 million budget per episode, which is on par with many shows produced for cable networks and streaming services. There’s currently no release date for the revival, but a 2018 or 2019 debut seems likely.

This series alone with The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected helped to shape the landscape of fantastical TV that we live with today and it help form the nerds and nerdettes we all are today… come on, who doesn’t remember Kevin Costner and that cartoon airplane?!

Anyway, let us know it you’re as excited for the news as we are…

Source: WSJ

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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