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Apple's original TV series have so far been a bit of a disappointment. But the tech giant is looking to change that by signing legendary film director Steven Spielberg to make a new show for it.

The show will be a reprisal of Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories', a sci-fi/horror series that ran from 1985 to 1987 on US network NBC. NBCUniversal will co-fund the show.

The 10-episode run will have a budget of $5 million per episode. Spielberg will executive produce, and his production company Amblin will develop it.

There's no word on when it will air, or how it will be available. Apple's current exclusive TV content airs on its music streaming service Apple Music. Though maybe we could see non-music-focussed content like 'Amazing Stories' find a home within the TV app for iOS and the Apple TV streaming box's software tvOS.

Apple's previous original content includes 'Carpool Karaoke' and 'Planet of the Apps', a reality show based on app developers. It'a also signed a number of music documentaries, and 'Up Next', which focusses on a different emerging musician every month.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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