In addition to starring in the first season of CBS All Access’ ‘Tell Me a Story’, Danielle Campbell also had a recurring role as mean girl Eiffel on the Hulu series ‘Runaways’, based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. Now she will be joined on the second season of ‘Tell Me a Story’ by another Marvel TV alum, Carrie-Anne Moss, who appeared as lawyer Jeri Hogarth on Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones’, and other series. Coincidentally, her ‘Jessica Jones’ co-star Eka Darville (who played Malcolm Ducasse) has also landed a role on ‘Tell Me A Story’ S2.
This series, developed by Kevin Williamson (‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Scream’), and based on the telenovela ‘Cuéntame un Cuento’, takes classic fairy tales and twists them into suspenseful, crime-based tales set in the present. The first season adapted ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, and ‘Hansel and Gretel’, with Campbell playing Kayla Powell, the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ figure. Season 2 will offer twisted takes on ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and ‘Cinderella’. These stories are separate but connected.
For S2, Campbell will portray a character currently only known as Olivia, who is connected to the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ storyline.
“Self-possessed, strong, smart and sly, Olivia left small-town life behind (including a small-town boyfriend) and moved to Nashville to pursue her master’s degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. But fate has new plans for Olivia, plans which will force her to rely on every ounce of strength, brains and craftiness she’s got — simply to survive.”
Much like Jeri Hogarth, who drifted through the various Netflix Marvel shows, Moss’ character, Rebecca will have connections to all three fairy tales in this season of ‘Tell Me a Story’.
“The steely matriarch of the Pruitt family, Rebecca keeps her emotions firmly in check. After losing her husband over a decade ago in a car crash, Rebecca was forced to raise her three children solo, with varying degrees of success. She struggles to find balance between practicality, tough love and actual love (especially with her youngest daughter, Ashley, played by Natalie Alyn Lind), and after years of pouring all her energy into her children, Rebecca is ready to start focusing on herself.”
Also returning from S1 is Paul Wesley, who portrayed one of the “Three Little Pigs,” Eddie Longo, and on S2, will play Tucker, “an aspiring writer trying to prove his worth who struggles with a dark and catastrophic secret.”
(In another coincidence [not really], Campbell appeared on The CW’s ‘The Originals’, a spinoff of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ which starred Wesley, and was created by Williamson.)
In addition to Moss, Darville, and Lind, S2 welcomes Odette Annable, Matt Lauria, and Ashley Madekwe.
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