Bryan Fuller Leaves Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Series…

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08 Feb 18
Bryan Fuller Leaves Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories'...

Bryan Fuller Leaves Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’…

You know… I’m thinking of just creating a template for an article based on “Bryan Fuller leaves/quits/is fired from [insert show name here] as showrunner/exec producer”…

Hollywood Reporter broke the news last night that Bryan Fuller has quit Apple’s reboot of the ‘Amazing Stories’ anthology series. This is the 3rd show in a row Fuller has now left during its production. He was previously showrunner on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, before leaving due to “creative differences”. He then left ‘American Gods’ following the 1st season after clashing with the studio over the direction of season 2. Now he is leaving ‘Amazing Stories’, a production he’s been involved with since 2015. The reports are saying Apple were looking to make the series into a ‘Black Mirror’ style show, but Fuller disagreed. ‘Bones’ creator Hart Hanson, who was partnering with Fuller on ‘Amazing Stories’, has also decided to depart the series.

Fuller, who is the man behind such shows as ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Pushing Daisies’, seems to be someone who has a very focused vision of what a project should be. If he doesn’t like the direction he is being pushed by the studio, he leaves. Whilst we are poking fun at him here, that’s actually quite an admirable quality. Fuller has proved he can make amazing and interesting tv drama “if” he’s left alone to do it. It does seem like he has reached a point in his career where he’d rather leave than work on something he doesn’t believe in 100%, and that’s probably a good thing! The split from Apple and ‘Amazing Stories’ is said to be amicable.

For those of you unfamiliar with ‘Amazing Stories’ it was an Emmy winning anthology show created by Steven Spielberg which ran from 1985 to 1987, and covered anything from horror to fantasy and sci-fi. The strapline for this new reboot says it “will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.” Apple and Universal, who are the studio behind the show, are now looking for new showrunners.

As for Fuller, he had already landed a new job as showrunner/producer on Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ TV series adaptation. This is something Fuller had wanted to adapt since he was a teen, so hopefully, it will go better than his last few gigs!