Cult Favorite TV Series to Be Rebooted

Oct 10, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A reboot of a TV series from the 1980s that became a cult favorite is in the works as part of Apple’s scripted strategy. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the tech company has inked a deal with Steven Spielberg for a reboot of his anthology “Amazing Stories.”

The original show aired for two seasons on NBC, from 1985-1987.

“As THR reported in late September, Amazing Stories was among the scripted projects Apple was in talks to land as part of its big entrance into the space,” THR reports. “The deal, which is expected to include 10 episodes, is part of a larger pact with NBCUniversal, which owned the rights to the anthology series.”

Said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a statement: “It’s wonderful to be reunited with our colleagues Zack [Van Amburg] and Jamie [Erlicht] in their new capacity at Apple. We love being at the forefront of Apple’s investment in scripted programming, and can’t think of a better property than Spielberg’s beloved ‘Amazing Stories’ franchise with the genius of Bryan Fuller at the helm and more exciting creative partnerships to come.”

THR notes that the timeline for the project remains unclear.

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  1. Hopefully the new episodes will be a lot better than the original series. Many of the original episodes lacked any plotline, and were anything but amazing. The storylines were often boring. The most interesting thing was the series was from Steven Spielberg. (That’s why the series’ rating kept falling during the show’s 2-year run). Prior to the show premiering in 1985, NBC agreed to a 2-year, 44-episode deal for the show.
    The most notable episodes were “The Family Dog” episodes, that were later spun-off into a brief 6-episode series on CBS, which aired in the summer of 1993.

    I hope the new episodes can live up to the show’s AMAZING title this time.

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