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Bryan Fuller names the writers of his Amazing Stories revival

03.15.2017by: Cody Hamman

Amazing Stories

Created by Steven Spielberg, the anthology series Amazing Stories only ran on NBC for two seasons and a total of 45 episodes, but thirty years after the show went off the air it's still highly regarded and viewers look back on it fondly.

I was too young to be watching Amazing Stories at the time, or at least too young to remember if I was in the room while episodes were on the television, but I did watch a handful of episodes on Netflix not long ago. Even though it was a high quality show, I could understand why it didn't last, because each episode I watched was wildly different from the next. It would make sense to me if viewers didn't want to tune in to a show when they didn't know what sort of tone and style they would be getting from week to week, or even what genre the latest episode would be in.

Bryan Fuller, creator of the Hannibal TV series, has been developing an Amazing Stories revival at NBC for a while now, and during a recent interview with CraveOnline he revealed that he has gathered together an interesting group of writers for his new take on the show.

Bryan Fuller: ... 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 and I get to work with Patton Oswalt and Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon and Jane Goldman…

Crave: Patton Oswalt is writing a script for Amazing Stories?

Bryan Fuller: 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.

Crave: What it’s like collaborating with Patton Oswalt? He seems like he’s got such a sharp mind.

Bryan Fuller: He’s brilliant and I think the best way to collaborate with Patton Oswalt is to let him do his thing.

There seems to be a lean toward comedy with these writers, as Oswalt and Nanjiani are both stand-up comedians. Gordon is married to Nanjiani and has also worked primarily in comedy. I'm really not that familiar with Nanjiani and Gordon, but I do know that Oswalt is a fan of sci-fi and horror. Goldman has experience bringing "amazing stories" to the screen, having worked on such films as STARDUST, KICK-ASS, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, and MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.

I'm not sure what to expect from a new version of Amazing Stories, but I didn't even know what to expect from the original Amazing Stories while I was watching it, so it seems appropriate to be in the dark on this one.

Extra Tidbit: Would you watch an Amazing Stories revival?
Source: Crave

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