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Well, that didn't take long! Once Upon a Time finished airing on May 18 and the fantasy series' creators have already lined up their next project. Where Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis were gifted a fantastical world of fairy tale characters to play around with on Once Upon a Time, their next series will have an ever-more-endless canvas. And they will still be telling amazing stories. So what is this new project?
For their next series, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis will be taking a bite out of an apple Snow White would entirely approve of. Horowitz and Kitsis have boarded Apple's Amazing Stories as showrunners. The show is a "reimagining" of Steven Spielberg's anthology series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on NBC during the mid-1980s, and like many shows, it is on its way back. Spielberg will be involved in the revival, executive producing Amazing Stories alongside Horowitz and Kitsis.
The Once Upon a Time creators will be taking the project over from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller. Amazing Stories is not the only project Fuller has stepped away from. He left the Starz series American Gods ahead of its second season. He served as that series' co-showrunner during Season 1. News of the Amazing Stories reboot arrived two-and-a-half years ago. For those who are excited about the premise returning to television, we can only hope that the Once Upon a Time creators' involvement means progress toward to show coming to fruition sooner rather than later.
According to TVLine, Bryan Fuller's departure was fueled by creative differences with Apple. Fuller had reportedly envisioned an Amazing Stories with a darker narrative that conjured Netflix's Black Mirror, whereas Apple desired a show that could be watched by the entire family, something that is difficult to do with the Netflix anthology. Given Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis' background with the family-oriented Disney, it is no wonder why Apple believe they have found a fit worthy of Cinderella herself.
The Once Upon a Time creators are no strangers to elaborate science fiction stories. Before bringing the world a rebooted universe of fairy tale characters, the duo wrote for ABC's cult series Lost. Given that Lost often dealt with anthology-like elements in terms of telling isolated backstories in episodes focused on a single character, you know that Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis will be able to bring that strength to Amazing Stories.
There is currently no premiere date set for Amazing Stories, so stay tuned. You do not have to wait for Apple to start premiering their original series to check out what other streaming services have to offer. Check out what TV series are set to arrive on Netflix and when with our 2018 Netflix premiere rundown. If you are also curious about Amazon Prime, CinemaBlend has you covered with this guide to the streaming platform's upcoming TV content.