Fractured Fairy Tales?

(Above: Kevin Williamson, writer for new CBS All Access series ‘Tell Me a Story’)

Subscription streamer CBS All Access is producing a psychological thriller series, Tell Me a Story. A premiere date was not announced.

The show will reimagine “the world’s most beloved fairy tales … as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in contemporary New York City, the first season will interweave “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.”

Tell Me a Story is based on a format created by Marcos Osorio Vidal in collaboration with Gustavo Malajovich and Hernan Goldfrid. The original version aired on the Spanish network Antena tres.

The Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson will write and executive produce the CBS All Access version; Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will also serve as executive producers.

Meanwhile, Star Trek: Discovery returns Sunday, January 7, 2018, after 8:30 pm ET, with chapter two of season one. Star Trek: Discovery  has already been renewed for a second season.

CBS All Access offers two subscription plans — $9.99 per month with no ads in on-demand content but commercials presented in live-streaming CBS network broadcasts; and a $5.99 plan with commercials, except for “CBS Classics,” which includes such series as FrasierCheers and CSI: Miami.

CBS All Access is available online at, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

You can find more details at CBS All Access.

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