Apple ropes in new showrunners for Amazing Stories reboot

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Apple has finally found a replacement to guide the development of its new TV show Amazing Stories.

“Once Upon a Time” co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have signed a deal with Apple to be the new showrunners for Amazing Stories, a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s anthology TV show from the 1980’s.

Bryan Fuller was originally the showrunner for Amazing Stories. He and Apple parted ways though earlier this year due to creative difference. Fuller reportedly wanted the show to have a darker tone like Black Mirror. Apple preferred to make it more family friendly.

Meet the new showrunners

Horowitz and Kitsis have written for TV shows such as Popular and Felicity. They were also on the writing staff of Lost during its first year on the air. Then they went on to write the movie Tron: Legacy for Disney.

Amazing Stories is slated to have ten episodes for its first season. Steven Spielberg is still attached to the project as an executive producer. Variety reports that Horowitz and Kitsis also signed a four-year extension with ABC that will have them making shows for the network through 2022.

Apple has about a dozen other TV series in the works. The iPhone-maker has signed deals to create shows with Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig, M. Night Shamalyan, Ronald D. Moore, the creator of Friday Night Lights and more.