The Vampire Diaries

Following success of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access picks up new fairy tale thriller

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Nov 30, 2017

The Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson has found his next project and it'll be on CBS All Access. TV Guide reported that CBS put in a series order of Tell Me A Story from Williamson.

Based on the original Spanish show by Marcos Osorio Vidal, Story is billed as a "psychological thriller." It will also put a modern and mature twist on all the classic fairy tales like The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk. It sounds like a mix between Once Upon A Time and The Twilight Zone.

A dark "reboot" of these tales are right up Williamson's alley as he already helped create a popular show about vampires, which is on its eighth and final season on The CW. Not to mention writing the screenplays for all four Scream movies. He knows his horror, but we must also remember that history hasn't been very kind to the reimaginings of these classic stories. Amanda Seyfreid's Red Riding Hood was panned by critics and Disney recently scrapped its plans for the animated beanstalk feature, Gigantic.

Fans will be able to watch Tell Me A Story on CBS All Access, the network's own streaming service along with a reboot of The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Discovery, and the police comedy No Activity. The service's growing repertoire of original content shows that CBS is throwing its hat in the ring, taking on the big kids on the streaming playground, mainly Netflix, Amazon, Crackle and Hulu. With Disney working on its own service, we may very well see a bloody string of Streaming Wars in the near future.

Unfortunately, the only people who get hurt are the viewers who won't string themselves thin with five different subscriptions. On the other hand, there will be more content than ever — if you're willing to pay for it, of course.