‘Once Upon a Time’ Duo Replaces Bryan Fuller as Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Showrunners

New deal comes just days after Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz’ long-running ABC series aired its last finale

Last Updated: May 22, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

Apple has set “Once Upon a Time” creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz as the new executive producers and showrunners for Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The duo’s addition to the project comes on the heels of original showrunner Bryan Fuller and his executive producing partner Hart Hanson’s exits in February.

Fuller and Hanson left citing creative differences, though the split was said to be amicable, an insider told TheWrap at the time.

According to the logline, Apple’s reboot of the 1985-1987 NBC series created by Spielberg, will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

The anthology series received a 10-episode straight-to-series order at Apple last year as part of a deal between Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Apple and Universal TV.

Kitsis and Horowitz just wrapped up the seventh and final season of their ABC fantasy series “Once Upon A Time,” and signed a four-year extension to their overall deal with ABC Studios, which gives them television exclusivity with the network’s production arm through 2022.

“Amazing Stories” is executive produced by Spielberg, Kitsis, Horowtiz, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Edward Kitsis. It hails from Universal Television and Amblin Television.

Kitsis and Horowitz are represented by WME and Jared Levine.

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