Apple to reboot Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Angelica Greene
October 11, 2017

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Though the show wasn't a big hit in the ratings during its initial run, the series did win five Emmys and attracted big-name directors like Joe Dante, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis and Spielberg himself to the small screen. Deadline is reporting that everyone's favorite Mac maker zeroing in on a reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" as one of its first series in its foray into original programming under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, heads of the newly formed worldwide video programming division.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has signed a content deal with Spielberg, who is planning to remake his cult classic anthology series from the '80s. "And I can't think of a better property than Spielberg's beloved Amazing Stories franchise". Last month it was reported that the duo has been shopping for a Game of Thrones-style drama, and today The Wall Street Journal says Apple has struck a deal with Steven Spielberg on a new sci-fi series. And the company recently released its own app collating TV shows and movies from across the ever-growing constellation of streaming services. Will it be apart of some new service they are launching or will it join Apple Music as the other Apple original shows have been so far. Until now Apple's original video content - like the Carpool Karaoke spin-off - has been made available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers.

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