Apple’s big jump into original content will start with Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories

It’s been clear that Apple has been looking to expand into the world of original content, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories. The filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment production company will be producing 10 episodes of the new series with NBCUniversal’s television production unit, with a budget of $ 5 million earmarked per episode. No details about Spielberg’s specific involvement as a director are mentioned, but according to the report, he will likely serve as an executive producer on the new series.

The original Amazing Stories, which ran from 1985 to 1987, was Spielberg’s attempt to create an updated Twilight Zone or The Outer…

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