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Bryan Fuller Reviving Amazing Stories


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You can practically hear the fast-paced beating of fandom hearts all around the world! The legendary 1980’s anthology Amazing Stories is getting a fresh, new spin from Hannibal show-runner Bryan Fuller for NBC.

The famed sci-fi series, which ran in two seasons from 1985 to 1987, focused on various supernatural stories, and it became a cult classic for all oddity-loving people on Earth.

It was actually created by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg (who will not be involved in the revival).

A bunch of famed directors, in the likes of Joe Dante, Clint Eastwood, Brad Bird, Martin Scorsese, and many others helmed individual episodes of the fan-favorite show in its brief run. The original show earned 12 Emmy nominations and won 5.

Fuller will write the script, as well as produce the show, alongside Amblin Television’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Universal Television, which brought us the original back in the 80’s, is also heavily involved. The revival will be an hour-long, weekly anthology, much like its predecessor.

Fuller’s new project might not be a huge surprise, as he ended up without a job fairly recently. The famed director/producer/writer’s Hannibal series ended this year, when it got canceled by the NBC network. At the time, Robert Greenblatt said that “the network loves Fuller” and that they’re “eager to get back in business with him.”

They certainly weren’t joking.