Apple TV+ has revealed the trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s Amazing Stories, coming to the streaming service on Friday, March 6, 2020. The original series is executive produced by Spielberg.
A reimagining of the original anthology series, each episode of Amazing Stories will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.
Showrunners for the anthology are Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Once Upon a Time), and the episode directors include Chris Long (The Americans, The Mentalist), Mark Mylod (Succession, Game of Thrones), Michael Dinner (Unbelievable, Sneaky Pete), Susanna Fogel (Utopia, Play by Play), and Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard, The Rookie).
“‘Amazing Stories’ is a beloved show that has captured our imaginations, and we couldn’t be more excited to share its next thrilling iteration with a global audience of all ages on Apple TV+,” said Matt Cherniss, Apple’s head of Development.
Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television, previously said: “Alongside our partners Universal TV and our showrunners Eddy and Adam, we’re honored to bring a new anthology of ‘Amazing Stories’ to audiences on Apple TV+, which serves as the perfect platform for us to deliver the emotionally engaging, wondrous tales that families can enjoy and experience together.”
The episodes include “The Rift,” “Signs of Life, “Dynoman and the Volt,” “The Heat” and “The Cellar.” You can view photos from all the episodes in the gallery below the trailer.
Starring in the series are Kerry Lynne Bishé, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns, Juliana Canfield, Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander and in his final role before passing away last October, Robert Forster.
The Apple TV+ series is executive produced by Spielberg, Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Chris Long, Don Kurt and David H. Goodman, and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.
The original anthology series, created by Spielberg, ran on NBC in the United States from 1985 to 1987. The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five. The first season episode “The Amazing Falsworth” earned writer Mick Garris an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series.
The series title licensed the name of Amazing Stories, the first dedicated science fiction magazine created by Hugo Gernsback in April of 1926.
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