Horror anthologies are a hot commodity on TV these days, proved by successes of shows like American Horror Story, Feud, Channel Zero, Black Mirror, and many others. In a bid to give viewers what they want (and cash in on this popular trend) NBC is giving an anthology series from the 1980s a second life: Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.
Per Den of Geeks:
One of the great relics of the 1980s was Amazing Stories. Taking its spirt from the pulp series of the same name from the 1920s-40s, Amazing Stories was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. it’s coming back to the network that first gave it life, NBC. This time, it’s got Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller in charge. Fuller, of course is a busy man at the moment, getting ready to launch American Gods for Starz. Fuller is also writing the pilot, and the series will once again be a one-hour weekly anthology.
To celebrate the news, Grammy award-winning parody artist “Weird” Al Yankovic Tweeted a little treat out to his fans:
In honor of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories returning to TV, here’s a photo of me in makeup for a 1987 episode. pic.twitter.com/iqXu8NPYLO
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) March 14, 2017
In honor of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories returning to TV, here’s a photo of me in makeup for a 1987 episode.
Yankovic played The Cabbage Man on an episode called Miss Stardust. The episode was directed by horror heavyweight Tobe Hooper (TCM, Poltergeist), and also stared Dick Shawn, Laraine Newman, and Rick Overton.
Episode Synopsis: Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until “Cabbage Man,” a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he owns the rights to the title and threatens to eliminate Earth unless he gets some satisfaction.
We’ll keep you posted on the rebooted Amazing Stories TV Series as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!