CBS’ Series “Tell Me A Story” Is A Terrifying Modern Twist On Classic Fairy Tales

October 14, 2018

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Horror seems to be taking over TV, and we couldn’t be happier. One of the new horror-themed series to look forward to is CBS All Access’ “Tell Me A Story” from executive producer Kevin Williamson. And the trailer has just arrived.

This reminds me a lot of my early days,” Williamson told Deadline. “It took me back to another place. What I like is that there’s nothing on TV like it. It sits in its own little world.”

The 10-episode show is based on fairy tales such as “Red Riding Hood”, “The Three Little Pigs”, and “Hansel and Gretel”, with horrifying twists.

These characters are dealing what’s going on today,” said Williamson. “All these ideas are brought on to this fun, fast-paced and twisty show.”

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.”

The all-star cast includes “ZOO’s” James Wolk, “The Vampire Diaries” actor Paul Wesley, Chris Brochu (The Magicians), Austin Butler (Shannara Chronicles), Dannielle Campbell (The Originals), Kim Cattrall (Sex in the City), Zabryna Guevara (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Sam Jaeger (The Handmaid’s Tale), Billy Magnussen (Black Mirror), and Dorian Missick (Deliver Us From Evil).
Tune in for “Tell Me a Story“, premiering on CBS on Halloween.

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