Amazing Stories Returning to TV

Monday, 26 October 2015 - 7:48PM
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 7:48PM
Amazing Stories Returning to TV
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In case you're not familiar, Amazing Stories was an anthology TV series that ran on NBC from 1985 until 1987 that was created and produced by Steven Spielberg. The series featured a fresh story every week dealing with science fiction, horror, or fantasy and got its name from Amazing Stories magazine, which became the first sci-fi dedicated mag back in the twenties. If you missed the show's first run, you're in luck because a new version of Amazing Stories could soon be heading to a TV screen near you.

According to EW, Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller is working with NBC on bringing the show back. Fuller himself is slated to write the pilot and executive produce alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. While Spielberg is said to be uninvolved, Falvey and Frank have worked with the famed director on numerous television projects, and are the heads of Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment's television wing.

Sci-fi and fantasy anthology series that tell a different story every week were big business back in the early days of television with shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but they've unfortunately been out of fashion for some time. If Amazing Stories goes to air, it could help usher in a new era for the genre (along with Netflix's new episodes of Black Mirror). And let's hope it does, because if there's one thing television needs it's more amazing stories!
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