2:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Amazing Stories': Edward Burns, Kerry Bishe Join Apple Anthology
Apple has officially started work on Amazing Stories.
The tech giant, who has yet to reveal when — and how — its scripted originals will be unspooled, has started production on the anthology and tapped Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals) to star in and executive produce an episode of the series. Burns will star as a government agent named Bill Kaminski in an episode set to be directed by Game of Thrones favorite Mark Mylod. Kerry Bishe (Halt and Catch Fire) and Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies, Whiplash) will also star in the same installment.
The drama is an anthology that Apple describes as something that transports audiences to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. Production on the Burns episode is now underway in Atlanta.
Amazing Stories hails from Universal Television and showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time), who took over for Bryan Fuller and Hart Hanson, who exited in February. Kitsis and Horowitz are exec producing alongside Amblin's Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David H. Goodman (Once Upon a Time) and Chris Long.
Amazing Stories was the first scripted original picked up by the iPhone-maker. The reboot was originally being developed by Fuller for NBC in 2015 before it moved to Apple with a series pickup. The series originally ran for two seasons on NBC in the 1980s, exploring strange, fantastic and supernatural tales.
Burns is repped by WME and Hirsch Wallerstein. Bishe (Argo) is with WME and Brookside Artist Management. Stowell, who appeared with Burns on TNT's Public Morals and counts Hulu's upcoming Catch-22 among his credits, is with CAA and Morris Yorn.