Friday, 23 February, 2018

Bryan Fuller Departs Amazing Stories Reboot at Apple

Bryan Fuller Departs Amazing Stories Reboot at Apple Bryan Fuller Exits Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Anthology (Exclusive)
Kristopher Love | 09 February, 2018, 02:16

The showrunner on Apple's upcoming "Amazing Stories" reboot, Bryan Fuller, has apparently chose to bow out of the project.

The original version of the science fiction and horror series created by Steven Spielberg originally ran from 1985 to 1987 on NBC. Fuller would have served as showrunner and executive produce the series along with Steven Spielberg, Hart Hanson, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller wanted the show to be somewhat similar to Netflix's chilling and incredibly popular Black Mirror, but Apple has other plans. He will no longer be the showrunner and it's unknown if he'll take on a new role.

In the meantime, Amazing Stories will continue on, gearing up to take its viewers through "worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers". It's also not clear when the series will launch. You know this is true when the phrase "creative differences" shows up as well.

The drama moved to Apple past year, with Spielberg boarding the 10-episode project in a content deal with the deep-pocketed tech giant.

The reboot of "Amazing Stories" was originally planned at NBC. The series, despite twelve Emmy nominations and five wins, was cancelled after two seasons. He also previously left Star Trek: Discovery during pre-production, a total of three shows in all. Its scripted roster includes a morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston; a space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore; Stephen DeKnight futuristic drama See; and a comedy starring Kristen Wiig. He is now working with Paramount on adapting Anne Rice's classic Vampire Chronicles for television-here's hoping he stays put with that one.