Burns will play Bill Kaminski, a government agent. Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones) will direct the episode. Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies) and Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) will also star.
The project reunites Burns with Spielberg, whose Amblin Entertainment executive produced the TNT period cop drama Public Morals, which Burns wrote, directed and starred in.
Reimagining the anthology from Spielberg, Amazing Stories, from Universal TV and Amblin Television, “will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.” Showrunnners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz executive produce with Amblin TV’s Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
The original Spielberg-produced Amazing Stories, which aired on NBC, did not attract a wide enough audience and was canceled following its initial two-season order (1985-1987), but it developed a devoted cult following. The series won five Emmys during its run, including one for guest actor John Lithgow, and earned Spielberg a directing nom for the memorable World War II-themed episode “The Mission.”