It looks like Apple will be taking a page out of Netflix’s book with using 80s nostalgia to attract viewers. The company is moving towards original content and one of its first orders of business happens to be a revival of the 80s show “Amazing Stories.”
Apple Turns to Steven Spielberg to Revive ‘Amazing Stories’
“Amazing Stories” ran from 1985 to 1987 and featured a plethora of short stories that varied in terms of genre. The horror genre seemed to be a pretty big hit with viewers, though the series only lasted a total of two years.
“It might seem a little campy now, but at the time, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ was pretty groundbreaking. It combined horror, fantasy and science fiction, with a revolving door of cast members,” according to ABCNews, Baltimore.
“It also boasted celebrity guest actors and directors — including Kevin Costner, Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Rhea Pearlman, Danny DeVito, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis and more.”
According to the report, the show was also very successful. It took home five total Emmy wins with 12 nominations.
“The company hasn’t said where it plans to release its ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot — whether on Apple Music or Apple TV or through another outlet, like iTunes,” according to the report.
This move could see Apple becoming a direct competitor to streaming giant Netflix, who has also been flourishing with 80s inspired shows, most popularly, Stranger Things.
Stay tuned for more news on when we can expect to see a release date for the reboot.