Apple Inc is going to surprise the world with the new collaboration, the tech giant from Cupertino betting on Steven Spielberg for its first foray into creating unbelievable video content.
The iPhone maker and a director Steven Spielberg will join their efforts, this dream team is going to make new episodes of “Amazing Stories,” the popular TV series that ran on NBC in the 1980s.
Apple brings back Spielberg’s 30-year-old anthology series “Amazing Stories” in its attempt to build an online video subscription service to challenge the digital networks operated by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO. The video content was never better, confirmed NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke:
“We love being at the forefront of Apple’s investment in scripted programming, and can’t think of a better property than Spielberg’s beloved ‘Amazing Stories’ franchise.”
However, Apple declined to comment on the deal, this week, The Wall Street Journal first reported Apple had secured the “Amazing Stories” rights. It is definitely a brilliant idea to reboot ‘Amazing Stories’, which has been aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987. Its popularity was amazing, the TV series won five Emmy awards despite rather modest ratings.
Steven Spielberg returns to the TV
An ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot means a return to TV for director Spielberg, who first made a name for himself directing the ABC film, “Duel” in 1971 before moving on to the movie theaters.
in the 1070s, Spielberg’ films include such commercially successful masterpieces such as “Jaws,” ”E.T.,” ”Jurassic Park”. The franchise “Indiana Jones” with Harrison Ford was another success for the director Spielberg who continued his wonderful work in “Saving Private Ryan,” ”Lincoln” and “Schindler’s List” in the 1990s. Now, the Oscar-winner will revive his old school ‘Amazing Stories’ with Apple.