‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Paul Wesley & ‘Originals’ Actress Danielle Campbell to Unite in New Series

The Vampire Diaries may be over and The Originals may be coming to an end, but one cast member from each will soon be uniting in another series.

Get ready for Tell Me a Story, a Paul Wesley and Danielle Campbell-starring psychological thriller series heading to CBS All Access. According to Deadline, the new series is coming from Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson.

Wesley will be taking on the lead role, playing Eddie, a troubled individual with drug and alcohol issues. He works as a bartender, but also splits his time as a small-time drug dealer and thief with his older brother, Mitch.

As per Yahoo!, Campbell will be playing a character named Kayla, a beautiful, anger-filled girl who’s moved from Oakland to New York with her dad. She’s strayed from her once promising path since losing her mother a year ago and now parties with the wrong crowd in an effort to distract herself from her loss.

Sex and the City alumna Kim Cattrall will be playing Kayla’s grandmother. Billy Magnussen (The Big Short) is also in the cast.

Interestingly, the modern day-set series will be taking beloved fairy tales and reimagining them in dark psychological thriller narratives. The first season is set in New York City and will be weaving “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into a tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

The first two episodes will be directed by Liz Friedlander, who directed episodes of The Vampire Diaries and whose credits include Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl and Jessica Jones. Friedlander will be on board as executive producer, alongside Williamson, Kapital’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.

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