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Kevin Williamson’s New Series Will Explore The Dark Side Of Fairytales

The out creator of "Scream" and "Dawson's Creek" moves to CBS All Access.

The creator of the Scream film franchise, and the man who is responsible for bringing Dawson’s Creek into our lives, is returning to TV with a new series for CBS All Access.

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Williamson has covered serial killers in The Following, time travel in Time After Time and the supernatural in The Vampire Diaries. Now he’s a taking a page from another book—of fairytales, that is.

His new series, Tell Me a Story, is a psychological thriller starring characters from beloved fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood.

According to Deadline, the series will be set in modern day New York City, “with the first season of the serialized drama to interweave The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk” into “an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.”

The premise sounds very similar to Vertigo’s beloved comic series, Fables, about classic fairytale characters living in New York City, but Tell Me A Story is actually based on a Spanish language series created by Marcos Osorio Vidal.
 

The thriller is the latest addition to CBS All Access’ lineup which includes Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight and the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot.

Williamson gave us Nico Tortorella (Scream 4, The Following) and all of the hotties in The Vampire Diaries, so hopefully his inspired casting choices will continue in the world of fairytales.

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