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Bryan Fuller reviving Spielberg's Amazing Stories as Apple series

Bryan Fuller reviving Spielberg's Amazing Stories as Apple series

The series originally ran from 1985 to 1987 on NBC. In fact, they're so common that even a reboot of an oddball cult-classic barely turns heads (Twin Peaks shows that formula can succeed, right?).

Apple, Amblin and Comcast did not immediately respond to requests for comments. Just this summer, Amblin Entertainment confirmed Spielberg's involvement with a new Animaniacs series, for instance.

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

Apple has committed $1B to developing original programming over the next year and has hired top talent including former Sony TV executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. For a benchmark, a recent season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" reportedly had a budget of more than $10 million per episode.

Apple's scripted strategy is becoming clearer by the day.

The company, however, is looking to change that, slowly but surely. Apple has already started these initiatives to some degree. Apple Music has released unscripted series "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke", and is about to release a documentary about music industry legend Clive Davis.

For "Amazing Stories", Bryan Fuller, whose credits include "Hannibal", "American Gods" and "Heroes", will serve as executive producer.

Deadline only said negotiations are "zeroing in", but the site had confirmation quotes from NBC and details, such as Fuller's involvement, to indicate the deal is all but done. In the meantime: where do you folks standing on Amazing Stories?

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