Apple TV+ revealed the premiere date for its long-awaited reboot of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and a first-look image from the upcoming anthology series during the Television Critics Association press tour Sunday.
Executive produced by Spielberg himself, along with “Once Upon a Time” co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, “Amazing Stories” will launch Friday, March 6 on Apple TV+.
Each episode of the reimagining of Spielberg’s original mid-’80s series will “transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers,” according to Apple.
Apple’s first image from the series, which you can see below, is from “The Rift,” one of five episodes that will debut on March 6. That installment is directed by Mark Mylod and stars Kerry Lynn Bishe, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns and Juliana Canfield.
Talent from additional episodes includes Dylan O’Brien (“Maze Runner,” “Teen Wolf”), Victoria Pedretti (“You”), Josh Holloway (“Lost,” “Yellowstone”) Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles,” “Shameless”) and in his final role before passing away last October, Robert Forster.
Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are showrunners and executive produce “Amazing Stories” alongside Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Chris Long, Don Kurt and David H. Goodman. Episode directors include Mylod (“Succession,” “Game of Thrones”), Chris Long (“The Americans,” “The Mentalist”), Michael Dinner (“Unbelievable,” “Sneaky Pete”), Susanna Fogel (“Utopia,” “Play By Play”) and Sylvain White (“Stomp The Yard,” “The Rookie”).
The series hails from Universal Television and Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
“‘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+,” Matt Cherniss, head of development for Apple TV+, said.
Co-presidents of Amblin Television Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey added: “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.”
See the first-look image below.
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