Bryan Fuller has been one of the most sought-after names in the world of television over the past decade. He was the show runner for amazing series such as “Hannibal” and “Pushing Daisies," and the commercial and critical success of both shows has landed him a new anthology series that is extremely exciting.

What is Amazing Stories?

Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” was a hit television series that ran from 1985 to 1987. The show could be compared to “The Twilight Zone," except it also includes fantasy stories apart from the sci-fi tales that made “The Twilight Zone” so popular.

The NBC show attracted many popular directors during its run, and included contributions from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood.

The re-make of this series has been in the cards for over a year now, and after much deliberation, a few choice names have been tied down to the title. Apart from Bryan Fuller who will take over the helm of the series overall, actors like Patton Oswalt and Kumail Nanjiani have now been signed on to the show.

Speaking to Crave magazine during SXSW, Fuller made the following statement: “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.”

Regarding the anthology format and overall direction of the show, Fuller said that he was most excited about bringing in new talent to explore stories that haven't been told before.

He will be looking at a lot of pitches in order to finalize ideas for the show, and will also be working with many new directors to encourage them to work on unique ways of executing their ideas. The show looks to be in capable hands and is something to look forward to for fans of the anthology format.

A classic in the making

The anthology format has been a big hit in the recent times. Shows like “Black Mirror” have garnered a huge following around the world by making the most of the flexible format, and it looks like “Amazing Stories” is set to follow suit as well.

Although sci-fi has been explored fairly well recently, fantasy still remains as big hit-and-miss with the audience, and “Amazing Stories” could go a long way in changing audience perception of the genre.