Bryan Fuller clearly has some free time in his schedule with backing away from ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ and since ‘American Gods‘ can’t fill all that free time, he has some ‘Amazing Stories‘ to tell us about! Fuller has been working on the revival for this 1980s Steven Spielberg anthology series for quite some time and now it seems to be coming together. While the project was initially announced in October of 2015, it is only now that casting and more are come together.
Fuller and producer Michael Green recently sat down for an interview and had some great news for everyone who has still been waiting for the series to happen. Honestly, with how much Fuller has had on his plate, I suspected that this had fallen to the wayside and am glad I was wrong!
When it comes to the script they are currently working on a variety of scripts from a variety of sources, and have 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,” says Fuller.
When talking about working with Oswalt on the project, Fuller said:
“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. [Patton] is brilliant and I think the best way to collaborate with Patton Oswalt is to let him do his thing.”
Way back in 2015 when this was just a daydream, Fuller had an idea about how he wanted to collaborate with others for the series and it sounds like it still holds true:
“It’s almost like a nursery, a development nursery. We want people to come in and pitch. We want people to come in and tell us a story that they’re very excited about telling and facilitate them telling it as well as I possibly can. One of the things that I’m most proud about, with working with the directors that I did on Hannibal, is that I basically provided the paradigm from which we make the show and then encouraged every director to make their best version of a pretentious art film.”
While the talent is coming together, it is still too early to have any idea on a release date for the series.
Are you looking forward to ‘Amazing Stories’? Would you rather Fuller have been able to continue on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ or does this anthology show sound more interesting to you? Share your thoughts below!
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