Apple parts ways with Amazing Stories showrunner


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Apple's new TV series is off to a rocky start.
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The Amazing Stories TV show anthology Apple recently purchased is already running into problems.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller has reportedly exited the project that is a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s old 80’s TV show of the same name. The split was supposedly made over creative differences.

Fuller allegedly wanted to turn Amazing Stories into a darker TV show, similar to Black Mirror. Apple is aiming to make the show more family friendly so that it will appeal to a wider audience.

Apple is making a big push into original TV content in 2018. The company has signed TV shows with everyone from Reese Withersppon to Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moor. With two former Sony executives at the helm of the original content effort, Apple plans to spend $1 billion on TV shows and movies this year.

The Amazing Stories project has been in the works sinec 2015 with Fuller attached to run it. Apple purchased the project last year after it was originally started at NBC.

Spielberg is still set to serve as the executive producer on the project. Hart Hanson will take a larger role on the project after Fuller’s departure. The show promises to show viewers “worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.”


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