Kim Cattrall, Billy Magnussen and Danielle Campbell were recently added to the cast of “Tell Me a Story”, a new psychological thriller over at CBS All Access from Kevin Williamson, the writer of Wes Craven’s Scream. Today, Deadline updates on the project, adding that “The Vampire Diaries” star Paul Wesley is on board.
Wesley plays the lead role of Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is.
James Wolk has also joined the cast. Wolk will play Jordan, a young, idealistic and successful New York City restaurateur. When the unimaginable happens, Jordan’s life falls apart and he begins a decent into madness which could cost him everything, even himself.
“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 of this serialized drama 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.
Campbell will play Kayla. Beautiful and full of anger, Kayla has just moved from Oakland to New York with her dad. She lost her mother a year ago and since then has strayed from her once promising path — hanging with the wrong crowd, partying… anything to distract from the pain and grief of her mother’s death.
Cattrall will play Colleen, an unlikely and very nontraditional grandmother. When her son moves back home, bringing with him a troubled teenager, Kayla, 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.
Billy Magnussen is Nick, a young high school teacher who is handsome, seductive, and quite possibly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. After a wild night with a girl he met at a nightclub results in a hookup but no phone numbers swapped, he thinks his chances with her have gone out the window. But when he runs into her again, he’s sure to take advantage of his second chance, proving he’s sensitive, understanding… and, quite possibly, too good to be true.
From Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, the series is written and executive produced by Kevin Williamson alongside Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander, who is set to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.