Apple hasn’t yet launched a scripted series but it has parted ways with its first showrunner.
Bryan Fuller, who was poised to helm Apple’s Amazing Stories anthology, has exited the project citing creative differences. The split is said to be amicable. Fuller, who originally developed Amazing Stories for NBC before it moved to Apple with a series pickup, is said to have wanted to do a Black Mirror-type show, which sources say was not something the iPhone maker had in mind.
Source and more: THR
A source close to Fuller says that the parting was amicable. This marks the third show Fuller has departed in the past few years. Most recently, he and Michael Green exited the Starz series adaptation of “American Gods,” which Variety exclusively reported. The pair were said to have left that show over differences with producer Fremantle Media over the show’s budget and creative direction. Prior to that, Fuller was set as the showrunner on the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery” before stepping down in October 2016. It was announced in January that Fuller is now involved in a potential series adaptation of Anne Rice’s book “The Vampire Chronicles.”
Source and more: Variety
It remains to be seen how Fuller’s departure impacts the survival or even arrival status of Amazing Stories. Will it be cancelled before premiere, axed after one season, or survive a multi-season run? Stay tuned…