Apple’s roll-out of its TV subscription app is finally out today and Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” anthology revival is part of the picture.
I reported the show’s arrival in Atlanta for production nearly five months ago. But Apple kept details about it under wraps, even using a fake name “Puget Sound” around town.
The anthology will be a bit like the “Twilight Zone” (already being rebooted on CBS All Access) and “Black Mirror” with different actors and stories each episode. IMDB lists some aactors involved including Ed Burns (“Saving Private Ryan”) and Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”). Presumably, more big names have taken part but have not been released.
The press release promises the show “will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.” The showrunners are Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz from ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
The ambitious, original version of the show aired in the mid-1980s on NBC and lasted only two seasons despite multiple Emmy nominations. Here’s a trailer: