‘The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley Reteams With Kevin Williamson On ‘Tell Me A Story’ For CBS
It seems neither of the Salvatore brothers are straying too far from their ‘The Vampire Diaries’ roots. Whilst Ian Somerhalder has found himself on another vampire show, Paul Wesley is sticking with TVD exec producer Kevin Williamson for his new show ‘Tell Me A Story’, which is coming to CBS All Access in the US.
Written by Williamson, ‘Tell Me A Story’ is a modern-day retelling of beloved fairy tales twisted into a dark psychological thriller. Set in NYC, the first season takes stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel, mashing them together into a subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder… It basically sounds like a more adult-oriented version of ‘Once Upon A Time’.
According to the article in Deadline, who first announced the casting, Wesley will play “Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is.”
Wesley is joined on the show by Danielle Campbell (‘The Originals’, ‘Runaways’), Billy Magnussen (‘Get Shorty’, ‘Black Mirror’) and Kim Cattrall (‘Sex and the City’, ‘Sensitive Skin’). Campbell will play a character called Kayla, whist Cattrall plays her grandmother.
Williamson will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan (‘The Mysteries of Laura’, ‘Divorce’, ‘Life in Pieces’) and Dana Honor (‘9JKL’, ‘Me, Myself and I’) from Kapital Entertainment. Liz Friedlander (‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘The Rookie’) will direct and exec produces the first two episodes.
‘Tell Me A Story’ has a straight-to-series order from CBS, but its still too early to say where it may land this side of the Atlantic. We’ll let you know when we hear more.