CBS All Access has decided to cancel the anthological thriller Tell Me a Story after two seasons of revisiting fairy tales. During these two seasons, Tell Me a Story had skillfully reinvented the characters from Hansel and Gretel, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
Julie McNamara, head of original content for CBS All Access, stated the following in a press release: “The brilliant Kevin Williamson, brought our favorite fairy tales to life in an anthology format that twisted and subverted the stories we all know into modern thrillers. It has been a privilege to work with such an elite and talented group of creative minds like Kevin, Aaron Kaplan and the team at Kapital Entertainment, as well as the amazing cast of Tell Me A Story, who did a phenomenal job personifying and reinventing beloved characters from these six fairy tales.”
The cast featured Paul Wesley, Danielle Campbell, Odette Annable, Dania Ramirez, James Wolk, Billy Magnussen and Natalie Alyn Lind.
The CW acquires the first two seasons
According to Deadline‘s information, The CW acquired the broadcasting rights for both seasons of Tell Me a Story. This strategy, which is similar to FOX’s strategy, which acquired L.A.’s Finest from Spectrum, should allow the channel to fill some of its slots while the production of other series is being affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The American channel has not yet revealed when it will broadcast these two seasons. This information could be revealed during the presentation of its fall 2020-2021 schedule, which is expected to take place on Thursday, May 14.