Paul Wesley has been added to the cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming fairly tale-inspired thriller “Tell Me a Story,” the network confirmed to TheWrap.
The casting reunites Wesley with Kevin Williamson, who co-created The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” where Wesley starred for eight seasons. Williamson is writing and executive producing “Tell Me a Story” along with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
Wesley will play Eddie, whom CBS describes as “a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol.”
He joins a cast that includes “The Originals” alum Danielle Campbell, Billy Magnussen and Kim Cattrall.
Cattrall will play Colleen, an unlikely and very nontraditional grandmother. Per CBS, when her son moves back home, bringing with him a troubled teenager, Kayla (Campbell), this former chorus girl is going to have to grow up finally and take on the parental duties to protect her family against a very dark and sinister threat. Magnussen was cast as Nick, a young high school teacher who is handsome, seductive and quite possibly a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
“Tell Me a Story” 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 will interweave “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel.”
Alongside Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander will executive produce the series. Friedlander is set to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.