It feels like something of a familiar tale these days — a high-profile TV project with Bryan Fuller at the helm, huge excitement from fans of his other work (like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies), and then … he leaves. It started with CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, over budget concerns, and then moved on to his exit from Starz’s second season of American Gods, which Fuller had helped shepherd into fruition. Now, a report from THR reveals that Fuller is stepping aside from showrunner duties for Apple’s Amazing Stories reboot over creative differences.
While it may be easy to presume, given these recent stories, that Fuller could possibly have some unrealistic expectations about budget with his creative vision, that does not — in all fairness — seem to be the case here. As THR writes,
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, while the iPhone maker, sources say, wanted more family friendly fare.