CBS announced plans Monday to go ahead with a new season of a psychological thriller that has been running on the network’s All Access subscription service. “Tell Me a Story” received an order for a second season.
The season one finale will be available to stream starting Thursday, Jan. 3.
Created by Kevin Williamson, “Tell Me a Story” takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Season two will explore a new set of fairy tales and characters.
“The first season of ‘Tell Me a Story’ turned conventional fairy tales on their heads, interweaving and modernizing three classic stories into a compelling thriller for today’s audiences, in a way only Kevin Williamson can,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We can’t wait to surprise and entertain viewers with a whole new set of tales next season.”
The first seven episodes of “Tell Me a Story’s” first season are currently streaming on CBS All Access. New episodes are available on demand weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
“Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of ‘Tell Me a Story’ interweaves ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder,” CBS said in today’s announcement.
The cast includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger and Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.
From Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, “Tell Me a Story” is written and executive produced by Kevin Williamson alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.