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Apple & Steven Spielberg Team Up to Reboot 'Amazing Stories'

Apple & Steven Spielberg Team Up to Reboot 'Amazing Stories'

Apple is on a mission to bankroll Hollywood-grade original video, and its first publicly-revealed purchase involves legendary director Steven Spielberg.

A few weeks later, WSJ says Apple has signed a deal for the updated version of the Amazing Stories series.

This announcement comes after Apple recently hired Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht from Sony Television specifically to create original programming for the tech giant. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that ten episodes of the fantasy, sci-fi and horror anthology series will be produced as part of the deal, with a budget of more than $5 million per episode. But having a Spielberg-associated project with respected industry pros like Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) attached represents a different level of ambition.

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

Pitt student, 20-year-old woman found dead in Oakland
He was arrested and charged with felony criminal trespass after he allegedly broke into her apartment on 26 September. In the BOLO, police said to look for a black 2013 Chevy Cruze with the license plate HBT 1677, driven by Darby.

Spielberg will likely serve as executive producer for the ten episodes, which reportedly each have a budget of over $5M. The show only ran for two seasons on NBC before being canceled.

It is unknown when this series will premiere just as it still remains a mystery exactly how Apple will deliver content to users. Among those winners was John Lithgow, who won the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series award for the episode entitled "The Doll".

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.


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