Kevin Williamson wants to tell you a story, but proceed with caution. His new series for CBS All Access, ‘Tell Me A Story’ retells classic fairy tales in a modern, New York setting, with a dark twist. The first season weaves together ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ as an “epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, sex, drugs, and murder.” And almost all of those things are on display in the first trailer for the series.
‘Tell Me A Story’ stars Billy Magnussen (‘Get Shorty’), Kim Cattrall (‘Sex and the City’), Danielle Campbell(‘The Originals’), Paul Wesley (‘The Vampire Diaries’), James Wolk (‘Mad Men’), Dania Ramirez (‘Once Upon A Time’), Sam Jaeger (‘Law & Order: True Crime’), Davi Santos (‘Power Rangers Dino Charge’), Zabryna Guevara (‘Gotham’), and Dorian Missick (‘Luke Cage’).
You can see the first trailer for the series below:
It was fittingly announced that ‘Tell Me A Story’ will premiere on Halloween, October 31st with new episodes arriving weekly. The first season consists of ten episodes. This series is an adaptation of the Mexican series ‘Érase una vez’ created by Marcos Osorio Vidal.
Obviously, Williamson is treading in familiar territory, as the creator of ‘Scream’, both the movie franchise and the TV series. This project also reunites Williamson and Paul Wesley, who starred on Williamson’s CW hit ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
What do you think? Will you be checking this show out when it premieres this fall?