Amazing Stories takes a bite out of Apple

Apple Teams Up with Steven Spielberg to Revive Sci Fi Series ‘Amazing Stories

As part of its ambitious foray into original programming, Apple is reviving Steven Spielberg's sci-fi series, "Amazing Stories".

The director/producer/screenwriter's Amblin Television company and NBC's Universal TV production unit will produce 10 episodes of the upcoming series.

Screenwriter Bryan Fuller (American Gods, Star Trek, Hannibal) is attached to the project, which had a new cast and director each week during its original two-season run between 1985 and 1987. On Monday, Apple terminated a deal with the Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series after producer Harvey Weinstein was sacked from the company he co-founded.

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

Apple is paying US$5 million an episode for Amazing Stories, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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"We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming", Jennifer Salke, NBC's entertainment president, stated.

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

Apple Music has released unscripted series Planet Of The Apps and Carpool Karaoke and is about to release a documentary about music industry legend Clive Davis.

Since neither of the shows turned out to be a game-changer, executives at Apple are of the view that there is need for quality programs which can meet the high standards that consumers have come to expect from the tech giant.

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