Apple takes on the TV streaming giants with Spielberg series

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 12, 2017

After scrapping a deal with the Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series, Apple has reportedly struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series "Amazing Stories", earmarking $5 million per episode. The series ran on NBC between 1985 and 1987 and the reboot was originally planned to air on the same network.

Bryan Fuller of "Hannibal" will serve as the showrunner.

The tech giant is on the verge of finalising a deal with Spielberg's prodco Amblin Television to revive the director's 1980s anthology series, according to USA reports.

But NBC Entertainment, which worked with Spielberg's Amblin Television on the original science fiction series in the 1980s, confirmed a deal was on the cards. The critical acclaim of the show did not however translate into ratings success.

The move marks a strategic coup for Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, the former Sony execs hired by Apple earlier this year to build its stable of original programming.

The show will be Apple's first venture into original content.

Apple is set to invest almost $1 billion in acquiring and producing original TV shows over the next year.

It is still unclear how Apple will release its shows - or when. It could revamp Apple Music, where Apple's Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps are found, or it could launch a whole new subscription service. It is hoped that bagging a series that was co-created by Stephen Spielberg will see Apple moving in that direction.

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