‘Once Upon a Time’ creators to run Apple’s reboot of ‘Amazing Stories’

‘Once Upon a Time’ creators to run Apple’s reboot of ‘Amazing Stories’

“Once Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have been named executive producers for Apple’s upcoming reboot Amazing Stories, reports Variety. They come on board following the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Hart Hanson in February.

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Showrunner on Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot departs

Showrunner on Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot departs

It hasn’t started production yet, but Apple has lost the planned show runner on its upcoming Amazing Stories reboot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tech giant wants a family friendly show but potential helmer Bryan Fuller wanted to do a Black Mirror-type show. In other words, a more R-rated show.

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Apple, HBO bidding for new sci-fi show from J.J. Abrams

Apple, HBO bidding for new sci-fi show from J.J. Abrams

According to Variety, J.J. Abrams — co-creator of the Lost, Alias, Felicity, and Fringe series — has written a new sci-fi drama television show that’s the subject of a bidding war between Apple and HBO. The series would reportedly deal with a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. 

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Apple adds ‘Home” docuseries to its TV programming slate

Apple adds ‘Home” docuseries to its TV programming slate

Variety reports that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the docuseries “Home,” which will offer viewers a look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes and into the minds of the folks who built them. The tech giant has ordered 10, one-hour episodes of the new series, the article adds.

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Apple is developing an ‘Are You Sleeping’ show starring Octavia Spencer

Apple is developing an ‘Are You Sleeping’ show starring Octavia Spencer

Apple is developing a new original drama series entitled Are You Sleeping, starring Octavia Spencer, reports Variety. Created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, the series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Ent/Endeavor Content.

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Apple scoops up Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series

Apple scoops up Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series exploring the behind-the-scenes action of daily morning shows and its players, has officially been ordered to series by Apple for two seasons, reports Entertainment Weekly. Witherspoon and Aniston will both star in and executive-produce the untitled project.

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AWT News Update: October 10, 2017

AWT News Update: October 10, 2017

Steve's in a grumpy mood today, so we have a personal opinion piece wedged between two news items as a snarky sandwich:

  • Measure almost anything with your iPhone or iPad with AR Tape Measure from this week's sponsor, It's About Time Products
  • The innovative SmartHalo bike accessory is showing up in Apple Stores
  • RANT: Why is Apple making deals for questionable TV shows that nobody is watching, while ignoring its key products and services?
  • Did you know that Google is buying Apple? It isn't, but if you had seen the Dow Jones Newswires this morning that's what you would have heard
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