Edward Burns has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” an Apple reboot of the Academy Award winner’s ’80s anthology series, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.
The “Saving Private Ryan” actor will star in and executive produce an episode of the upcoming show, playing Bill Kaminski, a government agent. Mark Mylod (“Game of Thrones”) will direct the episode. Austin Stowell (“Bridge of Spies,” “Whiplash”) and Kerry Bishé (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Scrubs”) will also star.
This marks the first casting news for the anthology series — produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television — which has begun production in Atlanta.
Amblin’s Darryl Frank (“The Americans”) and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), David A. Goodman (“The Orville,” “Family Guy”), Chris Long (“The Americans”), and showrunners Edward Kitsis (“Lost,” “Once Upon A Time”) and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Once Upon A Time”) are executive producing.
Kitsis and Horowitz’ addition to the project in May came 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.