Once Upon A Time writers sign on for Spielberg’s Amazing Stories


The reboot to Apple’s Amazing Stories gets a new duo of writers.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, creators of ABC’s drama television series Once Upon A Time, have signed on as showrunners for Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.

This news comes following the departure of previous writer Bryan Fuller and executive producer Hart Hanson. Both left the anthology series in February due to creative differences with the studio (Apple wants Amazing Stories to take a family-friendly approach).

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With Once Upon A Time just recently ending its seventh and final season, Horowitz and Kitsis were freed up to start a new project.

Horowitz and Kitsis are no strangers to working with one another. They’ve been writing for television shows together since they met at film school in the early 90s. Popular, Felicity, and the drama series Birds of Prey are some of their early works.

The two also wrote for one of the most popular dramas of all time known as Lost — you might have heard of it.

Horowitz and Kitsis have also written for the big screen. The two created the story for the film Tron: Legacy.

Now they’ll take on Apple’s Amazing Stories — a fantasy, horror, and science fiction series created, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg. The logline for the new show states that it “will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors, and writers.”

Every episode will be independent from one another, telling a different story each time. This is a storytelling method similar to shows such as The Twilight Zone and Black MirrorAmazing Stories will have a less dark, more hopeful tone.

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Amazing Stories has rebooted following its cancellation back in 1987. It is set to be one of Apple’s original shows for its yet-to-be-named streaming service (launching in early 2019). 10 episodes are currently in the making.