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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

FABLES heads to the small screen!

DC's "realistic fantasy" comic FABLES may soon be an ABC TV series!

DC Comics' "Fables" is heading to ABC.

The network has handed out a put pilot commitment to the fantasy project, based on the comic book created by Bill Willingham and published by DC's Vertigo imprint.

"Six Degrees" creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are penning the script for the hourlong drama set at Warner Bros. TV.

David Semel has come on board to direct "Fables," which revolves around characters from fairy tales and folklore living in exile in modern-day New York.


Zicherman and Metzner wouldn't elaborate which fairy tale characters will be featured in the TV series, but noted that Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, who are central to the comics, will have a similar role on the show.


"We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode," Metzner said.

The fairy tale characters will keep some of their trademark characteristics. For instance, Prince Charming will be handsome, while Big Bad Wolf will have to shave a four-day shadow from growing back every day.

CLICK HERE to read the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter. This could be incredibly awesome!



At 12/10/2008 3:43 AM, Blogger Special C said...

Fables would be an amazing tv show. Hopefully it is great and enough people watch it to keep it on for a while. Not sure ABC is the place for Fables though. The network recently cancelled Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies which both received praise from critics but did not have enough people tuning in each week. Both are somewhat rooted in the scifi/superhero world as Pushing Daisies was created by Bryan Fuller (Heroes) and Eli Stone was co-created by Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man, Young X-Men). In my opinion, these are the two best shows on tv. Too bad they will be gone soon.

At 12/10/2008 6:32 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Yeah, think of all the different fairytale characters there are out there and how they could be woven into stories... it's a pretty deep well of characters.


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