Apple has been quietly dipping their feet into the television world lately. Leaving many to speculate what the tech giant might be up to in the entertainment industry. Today’s news puts a piece of that strategy into focus.
According to articles from The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and The Wall Street Journal, Steven Spielberg has signed a content deal with Apple. Part of the deal will include Spielberg and NBC/Universal bringing back the 1980’s sci-fi series Amazing Stories.
Amazing Stories was an anthology series developed by Spielberg that told a different story every week from multiple genres including sci-fi, fantasy, horror, even animation. The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards in its three season run, winning 5. It also featured a number of huge stars including Sid Ceasar, John Lithgow, Mark Hamill, Patrick Swayze and Harvey Keitel. It also boasted episodes directed by Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis and Tobe Hooper.
Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer Bryan Fuller has been brought in to oversee the project that currently has no release date.
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