'Once Upon a Time' Co-Creators to Work on Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Reboot

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    One of Apple's upcoming original television shows is a reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," a science fiction and horror series that originally ran from 1985 to 1987.

    For the new version of "Amazing Stories," Apple has inked a deal with "Once Upon a Time" co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are set to serve as executive producers and show runners on the series.

    Horowitz and Kitsis are joining "Amazing Stories" following the February departure of Bryan Fuller, the original showrunner. Fuller reportedly left the project due to creative differences with Apple. While he wanted to turn "Amazing Stories" into a Black Mirror-style show, Apple is aiming for something more family friendly.

    The two producers have previously worked on shows that include "Popular," "Felicity," "Lost," and "Once Upon a Time," and they have been involved with "Tron: Legacy." "Once Upon a Time," which they created in 2011, is perhaps the most well-known series the two have collaborated on.

    "Amazing Stories" is a show that's similar to series like "Tales From the Crypt" and "Twilight Zone," with a new topic explored during each episode. Apple has ordered 10 episodes of "Amazing Stories," but as with all of the company's original television shows, it's not entirely clear when we'll see a debut. Rumors have suggested the first of the shows could launch in 2019.

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  2. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Once upon a time there was the Mac...
  3. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    That's not good. Once Upon a Time is absolutely awful.
  4. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
    Loved LOST and Once Upon a Time, so I’m sold.
  5. Kabeyun macrumors 68000


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    Must say, that video was plain awfulness. If you’re going to do campy horror nostalgia, don’t overlay the Immigrant Song for heaven’s sake.
  6. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Totally agree, this is terrible news for this series that I was looking forward to. OUAT is cheap trash. Unfortunately my wife watches it, so I've seen quite a lot of it. Terrible writing, directing, acting, effects, you name it.

    Then again, I did enjoy Lost, although it's unclear what role these producers played in that exactly.
  7. haydn! macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Once Upon A Time was great for the first series, maybe the second. After that it got really boring and repetitive.
  8. Swampthing Suspended


    Mar 5, 2004
    Just a quick guess that the author may be too young to have seen the original show. The two shows you describe are much more sinister than “Amazing Stories” ever was. The only similarity is they are all anthology series.
  9. Nicole_86 macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2018
    Adam and Eddy were not the major force in LOST. They didn't even write an episode until the 22nd episode of the first season, and that was the teleplay but the story for that episode was by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Even the first (and most successful) season of "Once Upon A Time" was heavily impacted by LOST's Damon Lindelof who helped Adam and Eddy writing that first season. Indeed, Adam and Eddy couldn't manage to write a functional Pilot for Once, so Damon had to do it. Then they took Damon's work and ran it into the ground. They also bombed with their 2016 Summer camp horror show. I will never watch anything by Adam and Eddy again.
    --- Post Merged, May 22, 2018 ---
    Won't watch anything by those two! Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis ran "Once Upon A Time" into the ground losing 10 million of its original 11.93 million viewers, and Adam and Eddy's 2016 Summer camp horror series "Dead of Summer" bombed right out of the gate. I wonder if Adam and Eddy will regurgitate their plots over and over and will have another rapist character to fawn over in "Amazing Stories." Stupid move!

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