‘Amazing Stories’ Revival Adds Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani & Others | TV News
Bryan Fuller‘s revival of the 1980s anthology series, Amazing Stories – originally helmed by Steven Spielberg and mixing fantasy, horror and sci-fi – has added a slew of writers to aid its development.
Fuller remarked to Crave:
“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“.
“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”.
It’s no surprise Fuller needs help considering he’s also in charge of the TV adaptation of the Neil Gaiman series, American Gods. He’s chosen a superb glut of talent to help Amazing Stories live up to its premise.
Gordon and Nanjiani co-wrote Judd Apatow‘s The Big Sick, while Goldman has often collaborated with Matthew Vaughn on X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick Ass, while Patton Oswalt‘s resume speaks for itself.
Reboots/revivals/remakes can often be shaky ground, threatening to alienate fans of the original incarnation and potentially hurt the legacy if poorly made, but fans of Amazing Stories needn’t be worried with a behind-the-scenes crew this good. Don’t expect the show to premiere any time soon, but when it does, expect big things.