‘Tell Me A Story’ Continuation in the Works at ViacomCBS
A series of TV movies are in the works, based on the Tell Me A Story CBS All Access series.
Tell Me a Story is an anthology series created by Kevin Williamson for CBS All Access. Based on the Spanish television series Cuéntame un Cuento, it takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as dark and twisted psychological thrillers. Each season features a mostly different cast ensemble.
Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of the 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.” The second season of the show reimagines the stories of Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Had it been renewed, the third season would have adapted Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. Although the series was canceled after its second season was released, we might still be able to experience what princess (and bean) themed tales the writers had in store for us.
A series of TV movies are currently in the works at ViacomCBS, following the Tell Me A Story format of modern physical thrillers as fairy tale adaptations. You could call this a continuation of sorts. It is currently unclear what streaming service or network these TV movies will air on, though CBS All Access/Paramount+ seems like an obvious choice.
Variety has learned that Paramount Network is planning to move out of long-form series television and instead focus its efforts on made-for-TV movies featuring big-name stars. The network will be rebranded as the Paramount Movie Network and the rebranding will take place globally within the next year. it is extremely likely that these Tell Me A Story TV movies will be airing on the Paramount Movie Network.
These Tell Me A Story TV movies are set to start pre-production soon in Vancouver, Canada.