Apple Looking to revive Steven Spielberg's Amazon Stories

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"And I can't think of a better property than Spielberg's beloved Amazing Stories franchise". Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal will partner with Apple to first reboot Amazing Stories, Speilberg's critically acclaimed sci-fi horror anthology series that ran for two seasons on NBC in the 1980s. The show has since developed a cult-like status.

Amazing Stories aired from 1985 to 1987 and although it was canceled, it won five Emmys, including one for guest actor John Lithgow. That sort of Hollywood firepower won't come cheap - the show will reportedly cost around $5 million per episode to produce - though that's roughly in line with what Netflix is budgeting for many of its own programs. Depends on who you ask, but speaking as someone who was a fan of the original series and a fan of both Fuller and Spielberg, I'm gonna say "Hell yeah, it is".

"We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming", NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told the site.

Recent hires Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Television appear to be hard at work on landing a serious TV series for Apple.

It's still unclear how Apple will release its shows - or when.

The company, however, is looking to change that, slowly but surely. Until now Apple's original video content - like the Carpool Karaoke spin-off - has been made available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers.

For "Amazing Stories", Bryan Fuller, whose credits include "Hannibal", "American Gods" and "Heroes", will serve as executive producer.

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