If the production quality can match this, we’re totally in.
Hollywood reboots are nothing new these days.
In fact, they’re so common that even a reboot of an oddball cult-classic barely turns heads (Twin Peaks shows that formula can succeed, right?).
And anything from the back catalogue of an iconic creator like Steven Spielberg may be continually ripe for revisiting. Just this summer, Amblin Entertainment confirmed Spielberg’s involvement with a new Animaniacs series, for instance.
So at first blush, Deadline detailing today that Spielberg’s Amazing Stories (an anthology series that aired on NBC in the mid-’80s) is being explored for modern audiences seems ho-hum.
But it’s not NBC (which owns Amblin) or streaming contenders like Netflix and Amazon reportedly close to a deal—it’s Apple.
“We love being at the forefront of Apple’s investment in scripted programming,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told the site. “And I can’t think of a better property than Spielberg’s beloved Amazing Stories franchise.”
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