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Apple Introduces 5 Amazing Tales in Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Reboot (Video)

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Apple opened up a world of “infinite imagination” when it dropped the trailer for its upcoming reboot of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” on Monday.

In the trailer, which you can view above, you’ll see five tales teased ahead of the anthology’s March 6 launch on Apple TV+ — though very little is given away about any of those new amazing stories.

The reboot of the Academy Award-winning director’s ’80s NBC series “will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers,” per Apple.

Also Read: Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' Reboot Gets Premiere Date at Apple - Here's Your First Look (Photo)

The new “Amazing Stories” stars Kerry Lynn Bishe, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns, Juliana Canfield, Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander and, in his final role before passing away last October, Robert Forster.
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Watch the New Trailer for Amazing Stories, Premiering on Apple TV+ March 6th

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Today, Apple released the first trailer for the new Amazing Stories, a reimagining of the classic anthology series that will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 6th:

"The first episode of the five-part anthology series titled “The Cellar,” directed by Chris Long and starring Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti and Sasha Alexander, will debut globally on Friday, March 6 exclusively on Apple TV+ with subsequent episodes premiering each Friday.

Showrunners for the anthology are Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and episode directors include Chris Long, Mark Mylod, Michael Dinner, Susanna Fogel, and Sylvain White.

Amazing Stories" is executive produced by Spielberg, Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Chris Long, Don Kurt and David H. Goodman, and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television."

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Amazing Stories Come to Life in Trailer for Apple TV+ Reboot — Watch

Apple TV+ will tell more Amazing Stories in just a few weeks, but you won’t have to wait that long for a glimpse at the forthcoming reboot.

In a new trailer released on Monday, the streamer offers a sneak peek of the first season’s five self-contrained episodes. Per the official logline, this version of Amazing Stories is described as a “reimagining” of the Emmy-winning original anthology (which ran on NBC for two seasons in the mid-1980s) that will “transport everyday characters into worlds of wonder, possibility and imagination.”

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David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Will Return to Broadway in September

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Will Return to Broadway in September
As David Byrne’s Broadway musical American Utopia wraps its current run, the producers have announced that the production will return to the Hudson Theatre for 17 weeks from September 18th, 2020 through January 17th, 2021. An opening date has yet to be announced, although tickets for all shows are on sale now.

The current run of American Utopia ended Sunday, February 16th, following a run of 121 performances on Broadway. The musical began as an album, also titled American Utopia, that Byrne released in 2018 and expanded into a live show that features both
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alistair Petrie

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alistair Petrie
Alistair Petrie is a British actor who is best known for his role in the Channel 4 television series titled “Utopia as well as “Undercover,” “Sherlock,” and “The Night Manager” television series’ on BBC One. He has an impressive portfolio of projects as a professional actor and it was so intriguing that we wanted to know more about what helped him to decide about a profession in the acting industry. While researching his history we learned some fascinating tidbits about him and here are 10 things about Alistair Petrie that you may not already know. 1. His Birthday It’s not

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alistair Petrie
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David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Sets House Record Of $1.4M; Broadway Box Office Hits $27M

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David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Sets House Record Of $1.4M; Broadway Box Office Hits $27M
Heading into the final stretch of its limited Broadway run, David Byrne’s American Utopia set a box office house record at the Hudson Theatre, grossing $1,416,344 for the week ending February 9.

The figure – for only seven performances – beat out the previous high-water mark set by an eight-performance week of Sunday in the Park With George back in April 2017.

American Utopia‘s record-setting week put the critically lauded theatrical concert’s box office at 154% of its potential, meaning that the sale of premium-priced seats pushed the take above and beyond it standard-price potential. The show closes February 16.

Utopia‘s average ticket price for the week was $211, with the top premium ticket price hitting a huge $649. The average ticket price for all 26 Broadway productions was $113.

Utopia‘s receipts helped push Broadway’s overall box office for the week to $26,971,364, up from $26,036,075 the previous week.

The box office bump also reflects the addition
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Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res Launches Physical Production Department With Three Hires

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Exclusive: Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res is building a physical production executive team as the indie studio’s portfolio has expanded to include multiple series at Apple TV+. Former Fremantle production exec Reid Shane has been set to head the department, with HBO/ABC/Mrc alum Tammy Ann Casper as head of Post Production and Amazon’s Marro Park as new VP Production Finance.

Shane will oversee all physical production for Media Res, which is gearing up to start filming Season 2 of The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, for Apple TV+. The company has three upcoming series for Apple TV+: Life Undercover, starring and executive produced by Brie Larson; Pachinko, based on the international bestseller; and the just-announced Scott Z. Burns climate change limited series, which is nearing a series pickup at the streamer.

Prior to joining Media Res, Shane served as Evp Production at Fremantle,
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Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Samaritan’ Sets Cast With Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Martin Starr & More As Production Nears

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Exclusive: MGM’s superhero thriller movie Samaritan has set its cast as production ramps up next week with Euphoria actor and Junior Olympic boxing prodigy Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton landing the lead role opposite Sylvester Stallone. Walton will play a young boy who is out to discover if a mythic superhero, who vanished 20 years earlier following a tragic event, is still alive.

Also set to star is Silicon Valley‘s Martin Starr, Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk, Orange Is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco, and Hannah Montana‘s Moises Arias.

Overlord helmer Julius Avery is directing from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut (Escape Room), with additional writing by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Zak Penn (Ready Player One), and Chuck MacLean (City on a Hill). The story is based on Schut’s original idea. Pic is scheduled for release on Dec. 11 via United Artists Releasing with Universal handling foreign.
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Locke & Key Recap: Leggo My Echo — Grade the Netflix Series Premiere

Netflix at long last opened the doors to Keyhouse this Friday, with its adaptation of the Locke & Key comic books. Will you be sticking around Matheson for the 10-episode season?

Developed for the small screen by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House) and Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes), Locke & Key stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, a widow who in the wake of husband Rendell’s tragic murder, by high school student Sam Lesser, moves herself and her three kids — Tyler (American Crime‘s Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Utopia‘s Emilia Jones) and Bode
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Paul Ready: ‘We’ve all got Motherland’s Kevin in us’

The actor on working with his wife, Michelle Terry, taking the rap for blowing up Keeley Hawes and the perils of real-life parenting

Birmingham-born Paul Ready, 41, joined the National Youth Theatre in his teens and trained at Lamda. He’s a regular at the National and Royal Court theatres. On TV, he is best known for playing Kevin in the BBC Two parenting sitcom Motherland. Other screen credits include Bodyguard, The Death of Stalin, MotherFatherSon, The Terror and Utopia. He’s married to Michelle Terry, artistic director of the Globe theatre, and they both appear in its new production of The Taming of the Shrew.

Director Maria Gaitanidi’s take on The Taming Of The Shrew has been described as experimental. How so?

It’s a different way of looking at a play. I initially approached Taming of the Shrew with trepidation, because of what I thought it was and what I’d been told.
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Locke & Key Review: Is the Fox-Turned-Movie-Turned-Hulu-Turned-Netflix Adaptation Worth the 10-Year Wait?

Locke & Key Review: Is the Fox-Turned-Movie-Turned-Hulu-Turned-Netflix Adaptation Worth the 10-Year Wait?
Locke & Key, the comic book series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez for Idw, has been eyed for one live-action adaptation or another (…or another) for nearly a decade. In the end, Netflix is the one to bring it to life. Was it worth the wait?

First developed for television by Fox back in 2010, Locke & Key sustained multiple starts-and-stops since then, including at Hulu and once envisioned as a feature film trilogy. But on Friday, Feb. 7, it arrives in the form of a 10-episode series developed by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House
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Spike Lee to Direct Film Version of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show

Spike Lee to Direct Film Version of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show
Spike Lee will direct a film version of David Byrne’s American Utopia Broadway show, due out later this year.

Deadline reported Friday that production companies Participant, RadicalMedia, Byrne’s Todomundo, Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmwork, River Road Entertainment and Warner Music Group will produce the film version of the hit Broadway show, which ends its five-month residency at New York’s Hudson Theatre on February 16th.

“Pinch me,” Byrne said in a statement. “This couldn’t have worked out better for this project. Spike Lee directing
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Spike Lee To Direct Film Version Of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Stage Show

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Spike Lee To Direct Film Version Of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Stage Show
Exclusive: Oscar winner Spike Lee has signed on to direct a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia. Participant adds another title to its portfolio of films meant to engage positive social change, as it will be lead financier and executive producer for the project. It is financing the film with River Road Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

The film will be produced by RadicalMedia, as well as Byrne’s Todomundo and Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production companies. Byrne, Lee and Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde and Diane Weyermann will share executive producer credit; along with Warner Music Group’s David Bither, Charlie Cohen, and Kurt Deutsch; Bill Pohlad of River Road; and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett. Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Patrick Catullo, who lead produced the Broadway production, will also serve as executive producers.
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The 10 Best John Cusack Movies, Ranked (According to IMDb)

John Cusack has been an onscreen staple for almost forty years as a beloved actor, producer, and screenwriter. The son of filmmaker and actor Dick Cusack and brother to actresses Joan and Ann Cusack, John and his family have certainly made their mark on American, and indeed global, cinema and television.

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From beloved romantic comedies to action thrillers to heartwarming biopics to horror, Cusack is a true acting renaissance man. Averaging several films a year, as well as having a series regular role on the upcoming web television series Utopia, audiences have surely not seen the last of him. Here are the ten best John Cusack movies ranked by their IMDb scores.
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Rick Kalowski ponders his post-abc future

Rosehaven’s’ Luke McGregor (l) and Celia Pacquola with Rick Kalowski.

In six-and-a-half years as head of comedy at the ABC, Rick Kalowski oversaw a number of series which he believes could have found homes at the commercial free-to-air networks – if they had been offered to them.

“The ABC does an incredible job as the driver of Australian scripted comedy but I truly see no reason why, with the right projects, the love can’t be spread,” he tells If.

Rosehaven would have been a comfortable fit for the Nine or Ten Networks, he thinks, while Frayed would have suited Nine, albeit, he notes, perhaps with some of the fruitier bad language toned down.

The Letdown might have been a good match for Ten’s demographic while Ronny Chieng: International Student could have fulfilled Sbs’s remit..

Given the ratings success of several ABC comedies, Kalowski, who steps down this Friday,
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Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories Reboot First Look and Release Date Revealed by Apple TV+

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Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories Reboot First Look and Release Date Revealed by Apple TV+
Steven Spielberg ruled the '80s movie landscape, and fans of his work were never more excited than when he announced he was making an anthology TV series infused with the same type of magic as such classics as E.T., Gremlins, Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Not only that, he was bringing all of his filmmaking friends with him. As exciting as the show was, it was also very expensive, and only ran for two seasons. That is, until 2020. As we merge into a new decade, Spielberg is bringing back Amazing Stories in an Apple TV+ revival. Today, we have the official premiere date and a first look photo at one of the upcoming episodes.

Amazing Stories will officially return on its new streaming home starting Friday, March 6. The intriguing first image has a mother and son looking to the skies while
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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Reboot Gets Premiere Date at Apple – Here’s Your First Look (Photo)

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Apple TV+ revealed the premiere date for its long-awaited reboot of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and a first-look image from the upcoming anthology series during the Television Critics Association press tour Sunday.

Executive produced by Spielberg himself, along with “Once Upon a Time” co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, “Amazing Stories” will launch Friday, March 6 on Apple TV+.

Each episode of the reimagining of Spielberg’s original mid-’80s series will “transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers,” according to Apple.

Also Read: 'Amazing Stories' Executive Producer Hart Hanson Out After Bryan Fuller Exits Apple TV Reboot

Apple’s first image from the series, which you can see below, is from “The Rift,” one of five episodes that will debut on March 6. That installment is directed by Mark Mylod and stars Kerry Lynn Bishe, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn,
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Amazing Stories Apple TV+ Reboot Gets Release Date, First Look

Alec Bojalad Jan 19, 2020

Apple TV+ is bringing a rebooted version of anthology series Amazing Stories to its stream with Steven Spielberg returning as producer.

Apple TV+ heard you were in the market for some amazing stories and as fate would have it, so are they.

Apple's new streaming service has ordered anthology series Amazing Stories, a revival of the 1985 NBC series of the same name. Steven Spielberg will return to executive produce the series through Amblin Entertainment just like he did with the original version.

The original Amazing Stories was little-watched but greatly admired. It ran on NBC from 1985 through 1987, wracking up 12 Emmy nominations and a few wins in the process. The series told...well, amazing stories, mostly in the sci-fi genre. It featured plenty of talent onscreen and even more in the directors' chair with Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Irvin Kershner, and more all helming episodes.

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Andrew Walsh and Roberto Chuter dive into ‘How Deep is the Ocean’

Andrew Walsh rehearsing a scene with Will Weatheritt.

Producer Roberto Chuter and writer-director Andrew Walsh are preparing to shoot How Deep is the Ocean, a tragicomic feature about a troubled young woman who is purified by the ocean.

Due to shoot in Melbourne in April and budgeted at about $1 million, the film will star Will Weatheritt, Ryan Bown and Richard Aspel.

The role of the protagonist Eleanor, a mysterious young woman who arrives in Melbourne with the clothes on her back, little money and a past she’d rather forget, will be cast in the next few weeks.

Living in a broken-down boarding house on the outskirts of the city, she works in a series of dead-end jobs.

Weatheritt, whose credits include James Pentecost’s crime comedy Broken Contract, True Story with Hamish & Andy and Utopia, plays Matt, a hopeless romantic and sensitive soul.

After crossing paths with the impulsive and naïve Eleanor,
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Rick Kalowski to depart the ABC

Rick Kalowski.

The ABC’s highly respected head of comedy Rick Kalowski today announced his resignation after more than six years in the post.

After commissioning and overseeing the production of 80 titles, spanning pilots, series, digital content and podcasts, the executive tells If he is exhausted and needs a break.

He will stay in place until February to give the ABC ample time to recruit a successor and will pursue new career opportunities in the Australian and global screen industry. He’s having discussions about his next move but nothing is locked in.

Arguably he will step down after one of the ABC’s most distinctive and successful years in comedy, with hits such as Frayed, the fourth season of Utopia, the second of Squinters and the finales of Get Krack!n and The Letdown.

Among other shows produced under his watch, including several commissioned by his predecessor Debbie Lee, were Rosehaven,
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