Check out the first trailer to arrive for upcoming CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story, which unites The Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley and The Originals‘ Danielle Campbell.
Based on an Argentinian series, Tell Me a Story reimagines classic fairy tales with decidedly gritty and dark, modern twists. As the trailer below shows, we’re going to be getting horror-thriller doses of Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and Hansel and Gretel.
“What I like is that there’s nothing on TV like it,” creator Kevin Williamson, who co-created The Vampire Diaries and whose film writing credits include Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, told the media at the CBS All Access session at TCA. “It sits in its own little world.”
The first season of the series – that’s assuming more may follow – will run for 10 episodes and will be based on the aforementioned three fairytales, with three storylines that Williamson says will compliment each other. He also pointed out that CBS All Access allows them to get “a lot sexier” than other shows, with more freedom when it comes to their depiction of sex and murder. And no, despite the tone and and the Vampire Diaries talent, there won’t be any supernatural elements going on here.
Tell Me a Story, also starring James Wolk, Michael Raymond-James, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara, Kim Cattrall, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Dorian Missick and Davi Santos, will be kicking off on CBS All Access on Halloween, October 31.
There’s no official word as yet on what channel/service the show will arrive on in Australia. CBS All Access shows Star Trek Discovery and No Activity are released to Australian Netflix and Stan (respectively), for example, but word is that Tell Me a Story could be one of CBS All Access’ key shows when the services launches in Australia later this year. Stay tuned on that front.