Apple finally announces Steven Spielberg’s Atlanta-based anthology ‘Amazing Stories’ many months after production began

Originally posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

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:

Apple TV+ has not announced a release date or come out with a trailer, but "Amazing Stories" will likely be part of the roll-out of the first set of original programs including "The Morning Show" starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. A few moments of "Amazing Stories" pop up in a broader Apple TV+ promo trailer.