Amazing Stories

1985 - 1987

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  • Creators
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG, JOSHUA BRAND, JOHN FALSEY
  • Genre
  • ADVENTURE; ANIMATION; COMEDY; DRAMA; FANTASY; HORROR; SCIENCE FICTION

Steven Spielberg started his professional filmmaking career in television with Universal directing one of three stories in the pilot for Rod Serling’s 1970s anthology series Night Gallery, so it was something of fate that he would return to television after over a decade in feature films with his own anthology series, Amazing Stories, for NBC in 1985.

Family audiences were treated to a new short film borne of imagination and rooted in genre—fantasy, horror, thriller, science fiction or comedy— and featuring a roster of notable actors including Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Tim Robbins, John Lithgow (in an Emmy-winning performance), Kevin Costner and more.

Spielberg directed two Amazing Stories episodes, Ghost Train and The Mission, and called on many of Hollywood’s greatest directorial talents, including Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, and a young Brad Bird. The original Amazing Stories series brought the mesmerizing magic, mystery, suspense and humor of Amblin Entertainment features into the home with 45 unique episodes from some of filmmaking's finest storytellers.

A brand-new Amazing Stories series from Amblin Television is currently in production for Apple for a 2019 release.