Back in the world of TV, Williamson created The CW's long-running drama The Vampire Diaries, and FOX's Kevin Bacon-led serial killer thriller The Following. Set in modern-day NY, the first season will weave stories from The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk into a tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story is based on a Spanish format.
Tell Me a Story, which landed at CBS All Access in a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding, marks Williamson's first show outside his longtime home at Warner Bros.
The original series was created by Marcos Osorio Vidal, in collaboration with Gustavo Malajovich and Hernan Goldfrid, and produced by Gonzalo Cilley and Andres Tovar of Resonant.
Kevin Williamson, who launched his career by putting his spin on the horror genre with the hit Scream franchise, is now giving classic fairytales a dark treatment with psychological thriller Tell Me a Story. Turning fairy tales dark is certainly not a new idea, even when it comes to TV series, as evidenced by shows like Once Upon A Time and Grimm. Paradigm repped the rights for the format. The service is now streaming its first comedy, "No Activity", and has the second season of "The Good Fight" set for an early 2018 release. CBS All Access' original series library will continue to expand with the additions of the previously announced $1, Strange Angel, The Twilight Zone and additional programming to be announced.