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CBS All Access Orders Psychological Thriller ‘Tell Me a Story’

New Series Expected in 2018

Digital streamer CBS All Access has ordered a psychological thriller called “Tell Me a Story,” which takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “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.

The series will be produced by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Kevin Williamson will serve as executive producer and writer, and Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will serve as executive producers for the series. The number of episodes ordered has not been confirmed.

”Tell Me a Story” joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series which currently includes its first comedy series, “No Activity,” streaming now; drama spin-off “The Good Fight,” returning for a second season in early 2018; and “Star Trek: Discovery,” which was renewed for a second season and will return with chapter two of season one on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 after 8:30 PM, ET. Upcoming will be scripted “$1,” “Strange Angel” and the revival of “The Twilight Zone.”

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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