'Amazing Stories': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Steven Spielberg's show on Apple TV +
Each episode of 'Amazing Stories' will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers
'Amazing Stories' is all set to paint the vivid world of science fiction and the supernatural with its global debut this March. Shedding light on the show, Matt Cherniss, head of development for Apple TV+ said, “‘Amazing Stories’ is a beloved show that has captured our imaginations and we couldn’t be more excited to share its next thrilling iteration with a global audience of all ages on Apple TV+.”
Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television, said: “Alongside our partners Universal TV and our showrunners Eddy and Adam, we’re honored to bring a new anthology of ‘Amazing Stories’ to audiences on Apple TV+, which serves as the perfect platform for us to deliver the emotionally engaging, wondrous tales that families can enjoy and experience together.”
The series is all set to premiere on Apple TV+ on March 6, 2020.
The official plot summary reads: "A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg, each episode of 'Amazing Stories' will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers."
The series marks the final role of Forster before his death. The actor is known for his roles in films like 'Mulholland Drive' (2001), 'The Descendants' (2011), 'Olympus Has Fallen' (2013), 'London Has Fallen' (2016). He also won many accolades for his role in 'Breaking Bad' and posthumously reprised his role in the fifth season of its prequel 'Better Call Saul'.
It was announced that Burns will play a key role in one of the episodes. The actor is known for his role in films like 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998), '15 Minutes' (2001), 'Confidence' (2003), 'A Sound of Thunder' (2005), 'The Holiday' (2006), 'One Missed Call' (2008) and '27 Dresses' (2008).
Burns will guest star in an episode along with Austin Stowell, and Kerry Bishé. Other actors who will be seen on the show are Dylan O'Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, and Sasha Alexander.
Based on the 1985 television series of the same name, 'Amazing Stories' has been created by Steven Spielberg. With stellar films like 'Jaws', 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial', and 'Jurassic Park' in his kitty, he has been awarded the Academy Award for Best Director twice.
Produced for Apple TV+ by Universal Television and Amblin Television Kitsis/Horowitz, it was initially set to be an NBC series. Spielberg serves as one of the executive producers along with Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey.
A 1.22-minute trailer was released by Apple on February 17, 2020. In the clip, a woman passenger asks another, "Just how many of these things have you dealt with?" She answers, "More than most people feel comfortable knowing about." She asks another question, "And how many times have you failed?" She stumps her again with the answer, "More times than most people would feel comfortable knowing about."
The rest of the trailer builds up to supernatural elements and creates more intrigue in the science-fiction world through snippets of five unique stories.
Where to watch
You can stream all episodes of the five-part series on Apple TV+ after it premieres on March 6, 2020.
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