Apple Reaches Deal With Steven Spielberg's Amblin for 'Amazing Stories'

Apple Reaches Deal With Steven Spielberg's Amblin for 'Amazing Stories'

It's said that Apple has given the duo $1 billion to develop original programming over the next year. In the case of Steven Spielberg and Apple, you apparently get the revival of the director's long-dormant genre anthology show Amazing Stories.

The company is closing in on a deal for a reboot of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, which earned multiple Primetime Emmy Awards during its original run on NBC from 1985 to 1987, our sister site Deadline reports. Just this summer, Amblin Entertainment confirmed Spielberg's involvement with a new Animaniacs series, for instance.

"We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming", NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told the site. In June, the tech company hired executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony to fill newly created positions that oversee "all aspects of video programming".

What is still unclear is how Apple will distribute the show to an audience.

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The company, however, is looking to change that, slowly but surely. A big part of that increase is expected to be driven by a Netflix-style subscription service that offers original, exclusive content.

Apple is paying $5 million an episode for "Amazing Stories", according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the deal for the show earlier Tuesday.

Bryan Fuller will serve as an executive producer on the Apple remake with Amblin's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also executive producing. Details on when Amazing Stories would come to fruition or how it would be released were not available.

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