Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories on track for reboot via Apple TV

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Oct 10, 2017

Amazing Stories is one step closer to returning to the screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Steven Spielberg-produced series, which recruited Bryan Fuller as its showrunner awhile back, is part of a content deal that Apple has signed with Spielberg's production company as the computer and iPhone manufacturer makes an aggressive move to develop original content for its Apple TV service.

The original series took its name from the world's first dedicated science fiction magazine (which itself launched in 1926 and ran in one form or another for nearly 80 years). The show premiered in September 1985 and ran for two seasons, gathering 12 Emmy nominations and winning five, including one for John Lithgow's performance in the episode "The Doll."

The list of directors that Spielberg corralled for the show was incredible: In addition to helming two episodes himself, Spielberg also recruited Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis, Mick Garris, Burt Reynolds, Tobe Hooper, Brad Bird, and more to direct at least one segment each.

The ratings were lackluster, however, and the show was canceled after its initial two-season order on NBC was finished (NBC is also involved in the deal for the new series since the network still owns the rights). But now it looks like Apple will revive the show, with Fuller and a staff of writers already assembling scripts.

No launch date has been announced yet, but are you ready for more Amazing Stories?