Steven Spielberg has revived his 1980s anthology series '"Amazing Stories" as one of the first scripted series for the new streaming service Apple TV.
It is set to begin production in Atlanta November 8 and will run through March of next year. No word yet on casting for each episode. The creators of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are overseeing "Amazing Stories."
The original series lasted just two seasons in the mid-1980s on NBC, garnering so-so ratings. It featured stand-alone stories in the genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Several well-known actors including John Lithgow, Gregory Hines, Sid Caesar, David Carradine, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Robert Townsend, Danny DeVito, Dom DeLuise, Andrew McCarthy, Harvey Keitel and Mark Hamill took part.
A few future stars worked on the series as well including Sam Waterston and Patrick Swayze.
The production is being kept super secret and Apple even gave the Georgia film production a fake name: “Puget Sound.”
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