Stars from cancelled shows Zoo, Once Upon a Time, The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries combine forces with the The Vampire Diaries and The Following‘s Kevin Williamson for the psychological thriller, Tell Me a Story. The CBS All Access series just debuted a one minute sneak peek teaser trailer which shows off the show’s twisted storyline as well as setting up the dark tone the series is looking to strike.
CBS All Access has set a Wednesday, October 31, 2018 premiere date. Following the premiere, the series will air new episodes on Thursdays.
Season one consists of 10 episodes and stars James Wolk (Zoo, Mad Men), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Billy Magnussen (Get Shorty), Dania Ramirez (Once Upon a Time, Devious Maids), Danielle Campbell (The Originals, Famous in Love), Dorian Missick (Luke Cage, Animal Kingdom), Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time, True Blood), Davi Santos (Law & Order True Crime), Sam Jaeger (Parenthood, Law & Order True Crime), Zabryna Guevara (The Get Down, Gotham), and Kim Cattrall (Sensitive Skin, Sex and the City).
The series is executive produced by Kevin Williamson, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and Liz Friedlander. Williamson wrote season one and Friedlander directed the first two episodes.
Tell Me a Story 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.
The Plot: 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.