Kevin Williamson and CBS Team Up on ‘Tell Me a Story’

CBS All Access and Kevin Williamson Tell Me a Story

Kevin Williamson has set up his next project, striking a deal with CBS All Access for the psychological thriller, Tell Me a Story. Tell Me A Story is described as a twisted, reimagined take on classic much loved fairy tales. It is based on Marcos Osorio Vidal series format in collaboration with Gustavo Malajovich and Hernan Goldfrid. Their series aired on the Spanish network Antena tres and was produced by Gonzalo Cilley and Andres Tovar.

CBS Television Network’s CBS All Access has given Tell Me a Story a straight to series order. Kevin Williamson will write and executive produce, with Aaron Kaplan (Life in Pieces, American Housewife) and Dana Honor (Me, Myself and I, 9JKL) also on board as executive producers. Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment is producing.

No casting details have been released nor has a potential premiere date been announced. The new series will join CBS All Access’ lineup that includes Star Trek: Discovery, No Activity, and The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight.

Kevin Williamson recently created and wrote the short-lived dramatic time-traveling series Time After Time which starred Freddie Stroma as a young H.G. Wells. Josh Bowman co-starred as serial killer Jack the Ripper. Williamson’s credits also include The Vampire Diaries which ran from 2009 – 2017; Stalker starring Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, and Victor Rasuk; Fox’s The Following with Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, and Shawn Ashmore; and the still-popular Dawson’s Creek which aired from 1998 – 2003. He also directed 1999’s comedy thriller, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, starring Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Barry Watson, Marissa Coughlan, Michael McKean, and Molly Ringwald.

The Plot: Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “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.