Tell Me a Story is the newest bet from CBS All Acess, CBS’s streaming service. In a serial format, the production starring Paul Wesley, Danielle Campbell and James Wolk is a psychological thriller that also develops a modern retelling of fairy tales, all wrapped in a lot of suspense and terror.
The main works to be adapted in this first season will be The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and João and Maria, which, in a dark way, will lead the audience to have a completely different view of these narratives until then childish. Check out the bizarre official poster below:
The idea, however, is not innovative: Cuentáme un Cuento, from the Crackle platform, brings mature and dark versions of the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, João and Maria and Beauty and the Beast in their series Spanish that served as inspiration for this new American production of CBS.
This new version will be set in New York and will bring themes like love, revenge, loss, greed and many murders to its plot. Although produced for a streaming service, its episodes are expected to be released weekly.
Kevin Williamson, creator of the series, was one of the developers of The Vampire Diaries and this work marks the return of his partnership with Paul Wesley, who played Stefan Salvatore in the vampire saga.
The series will premiere on October 31, in the middle of Halloween, getting into the concept of Halloween. The official trailer can now be seen, but unfortunately still without subtitles. See below:
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