Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories trailer promises five unique tales
Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for Oscar winner Steve Spielberg’s forthcoming anthology series Amazing Stories, giving us a preview of all of the five unique stories that will be featured in the reboot. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Edward Burns and the late Robert Forster, the series will be making its debut on March 6 with its first five episodes. Check out the video in the player below!
A reimagining of the original anthology series, the Amazing Stories reboot will consists of 10 episodes where each episode will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. The series’ director lineup is consists of Chris Long (The Americans, The Mentalist), Mark Mylod (Succession, Game of Thrones), Michael Dinner (Unbelievable, Sneaky Pete), Susanna Fogel (Utopia, Play By Play), and Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard, The Rookie)
Amazing Stories will star Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner, Teen Wolf), Victoria Pedretti (The Haunting of Hill House, You), Josh Holloway (Lost, Yellowstone), Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles, Shameless), Edward Burns, Kerry Lynne Bishé, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Juliana Canfield and in his final role before passing away last October, Robert Forster.
Forster stars in the episode “Dynoman and the Volt,” directed by Susana Fogel, that surrounds an awkward tween boy and his grandpa (Forster) who wrestle with feeling powerless, but when a superhero ring Grandpa ordered out of the back of a comic book arrives 50 years late and has the power to turn them into actual superheroes. The episode will feature an “In memory of” card to honor the late actor.
The reboot is executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg along with Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Once Upon a Time), who will both serve as showrunners. Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Chris Long, Don Kurt and David H. Goodman are also set to executive produce. The series is co-production between Universal Television and Amblin Television.
Amazing Stories first premiered in September of 1985 fresh off of Spielberg’s success from producing Back to the Future and directing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The series’ episodes ranged from fantasy-themed to more sci-fi or horror-focused episodes and featured a veritable who’s who of directors behind each episode, including Spielberg himself, plus Bob Clark, Clint Eastwood, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, Irvin Kershner, Robert Zemeckis, Danny DeVito, Tom Holland, Brad Bird, Nick Castle, and even Burt Reynolds. The series, despite twelve Emmy nominations and five wins, was canceled after two seasons.