‘Tell Me a Story': Classic Fairy Tales Get Spooky in First Trailer for CBS All Access Series (Video)

TCA 2018: “Scream” writer Kevin Williamson’s modern-day take on classic stories to debut on Halloween

Last Updated: August 5, 2018 @ 8:38 PM

CBS debuted the first trailer for the upcoming All Access series “Tell Me a Story” on Sunday, giving a first glimpse into the show’s modern-day update of classic fairy tales.

The series, which comes from “Scream” writer Kevin Williamson, takes the world’s most beloved stories and reimagines each as a cryptic and twisted psychological thriller set in modern-day New York City.

The trailer reveals that the series will be a much darker take on the fairy tales than “Once Upon a Time” and more grounded than NBC’s “Grimm,” instead re-interpreting the stories as real-life adventures.

“Tell Me a Story” is set to premiere on Halloween, October 31, on CBS All Access, with new episodes to be released each Thursday. Starring James Wolk, Billy Magnussen and Dania Ramirez, the first season will interweave “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel.”

Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara, Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall also star.

Williamson is writing and executive producing “Tell Me a Story.” Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander will also executive produce. Friedlander is set to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.