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“Hannibal” Creator Bryan Fuller Bringing “Amazing Stories” Back With Revival Series

Created by Steven Spielberg, the anthology series “Amazing Stories” premiered on NBC on September 29th, 1985, and it featured horror, sci-fi and fantasy tales directed by legends like Bob Clark, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, Tom Holland, Tobe Hooper, and even Spielberg himself. Before coming to an end just two years later, a total of 45 episodes aired across two seasons.

Thirty years later, we’re happy to report that more “Amazing Stories” are on the way!

As reported by Crave, “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller just revealed at SXSW that he and his team are currently working on scripts for the revival, which was originally announced a couple years back. Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, and Jane Goldman will be joining Fuller in the “Amazing Stories” writers room, so there’s no shortage of talented attached to this one.

Fuller told the site:

We are working on a variety of scripts from a variety of sources, and we’ve got a lot of really great writers involved. So it feels like I’m curating the Amazing Stories magazine. Yeah, so that’s very exciting because I get to collaborate with other writers and just let them do their thing under that umbrella, which is a relief.

While we wait for more, watch one of my favorite episodes from the original run of “Amazing Stories,” titled Mummy Daddy. It was directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons)!



  • Barry Goldsbury

    No thanks. The original show is very, very special to me. It was so perfectly 80’s and filled with that classic Spielbergi-an awe and wonder. Certain shows can come back and work and some just can’t. Part of what my generation and I love about the show is the era it came out in and it’s tone and style. I seriously doubt the new show will have that. It will probably try very hard to be modern and fit in with every other show on TV like most shows nowadays do. It won’t have that touch. I bet the only thing recognizable this show will have is just the title. I will take a hard pass on this. The only good thing I hope comes from this is that Universal FINALLY releases season 2.

    • Tiger Quinn

      Literally every reason I could not stand it. Even for the ’80s that was some awful cheese.

  • wedellbudwhite

    Why not just make a original anthology show? Its not like the main target audience is gonna be fans of the original and it’ll probably just piss off the actual fans

  • Dr. Gitrog Crow

    Brian Fuller, eh? I bet we see three seasons before it is canceled.

  • RKSDooM

    The only episodes I retained are MUMMY DADDY and FAMILY DOG, but I seem to remember really, really liking those.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Prying the Spielberg out of this might make it watchable – it was good but it veered into schmaltz wayyyyy too often.

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