Tell Me A Story

CBS All Access has released a full trailer for its upcoming dark fairy tale series ‘Tell Me a Story, from Kevin Williamson, creator of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Time After Time’.  This series reinterprets the classic tales ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in a decidedly modern context.  It seems the series has a crime angle, especially when it comes to the ‘Three Little Pigs’, as well as some psychological horror.  Williamson, who also penned the scripts for the ‘Scream’ movies and developed ‘Scream: The Series’ for MTV, knows a thing or two about delivering chills and turning conventions on their heads.

‘Tell Me a Story’ reunites Williamson with his ‘Vampire Diaries’ star Paul Wesley.  The series also stars Danielle Campbell, Kim Cattrall, Zabryna Guevara, Sam Jaeger, Billy Magnussen, Dorian Missick, Dania Ramirez, Davi Santos, and James Wolk.

It will be released on Halloween night, but until then, check out this latest trailer:

TELL ME A STORY takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

‘Tell Me a Story’ is based on the Mexican television series ‘Érase Una Vez’ which was created by Marcos Osorio Vidal, which premiered last fall.  In that series, each of the 12 episodes, were built on a different fairy tale.  In addition to the three utilized on the American version, the Mexican original included adaptations of ‘Snow White’, ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’, ‘The Prince and the Pauper’, ‘Puss in Boots’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and ‘Pinocchio’.

At any rate, it doesn’t seem like these fairy tales will help you get to sleep.  Check out ‘Tell Me a Story’ when it premiers on CBS All Access on Wednesday, October 31st.  As a bonus, here is the series’ poster: