Bryan Fuller has given us some great TV series’ over the years, including Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal. Now he's working with NBC to revive the classic 80s Steven Spielberg anthology series, Amazing Stories.
Amazing Stories ran from 1985 to 1987 and focused on telling fantastical types of stories. I loved this series when I was growing up, and if you’ve never seen it, you’ve missed out on something special.
According to EW, Fuller will executive produce the series and write the script for the pilot episode. It will be an hourlong weekly anthology series “telling fantastic, strange and supernatural stories.”
Unfortunately, Spielberg is not involved with the project, which is a bloody shame. He really brought some great Amblin style magic to that series. Hopefully, Fuller can recapture that without Spielberg around. I’m really curious to see what Fuller plans on doing with this property. I really enjoy his style, so I think he'll do something fun.
One of my favorite stories from the original run is called The Mission. It’s a WWII-set story that starred Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland, and was directed by Spielberg himself. You can watch that segment below in case you’ve never seen it before.