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‘Once Upon a Time’ creators to run Apple’s reboot of ‘Amazing Stories’

“Once Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have been named executive producers for Apple’s upcoming reboot Amazing Stories, reports Variety. They come on board following the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Hart Hanson in February.

Created by Steven Spielberg, Amazing Stories was a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series featuring an all-star roster of guest stars that originally ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987. The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five. 

The first season episode “The Amazing Falsworth” earned writer Mick Garris an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series. The series title licensed the name of Amazing Stories, the first dedicated science fiction magazine. The show was particularly notable for the talent on display both in front of and behind the camera. Guest star appearances included Kevin Costner, Harvey Keitel, Gregory Hines, Charlie Sheen, David Carradine, Jon Cryer, Mark Hamill, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Andrew McCarthy, Rhea Perlman, Patrick Swayze, Sam Waterston, Danny DeVito, Seth Green, Kyra Sedgwick, Kiefer Sutherland, Milton Berle, Tim Robbins and many more. 

Directors and writers on the show included such legendaries as Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Danny DeVito, Timothy Hutton, Robert Zemeckis, Tobe Hooper and Brad Bird.

In addition to “Amazing Stores,” upcoming original programming titles from Apple include “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,” an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dreamed, an untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series, and a TV series adaption of Foundation, the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.