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‘Tell Me a Story’ on CW makes ‘perfect sense,’ says Danielle Campbell


The hit anthology thriller, Tell Me a Story, has returned on screen via The CW platform.

For those who missed the CBS All Access streaming of Tell Me a Story, The CW will start airing the two-season series.

CBS reportedly closed the curtains on Tell Me a Story some time in May, when it decided not to renew the series for a third season. Nevertheless, The CW gladly picked up the show and acquired the rights for all two seasons.

Lead star weighs in the series’ airing on The CW

Per TVLine, Danielle Campbell, who’s also known for her The Original role Davina Claire,  says bring Tell Me a Story to The CW “makes ‘perfect sense.'” This will reportedly give the networks’ viewers the opportunity to witness the “thrilling, sexy, mysterious” anthology series.

Due to the series also being based on well-known fairytales, there was a bit of a comparison made with ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Campbell, playing the role of Kayla Powell in Tell Me a Story, expresses:

“a lot of people were comparing it to Once Upon a Time [because of its fairytale themes]. But it’s really fairytales reinvented. What’s unique about this show is that we’re retelling the stories in a modern-day setting without a lot of those fairytale elements. These things are happening to real people in the real world.”

Fans of The Vampire Diaries will more likely enjoy such a show, considering the Tell Me a Story drama is created from the TVD creator himself, Kevin Williamson. Not to mention, this is a great chance to see Paul Wesley, once again, outside of his Stefan Salvatore role.

How likely will it be renewed for a third season?

Reports have it that The CW might have acquired the series “to fill gaps” in the network’s schedule due to coronavirus pandemic hindering Hollywood shooting. Although, this was never officially confirmed.

Per Comicbbook, there hasn’t been any plan for a third season from The CW either. Here’s to hoping for a change of mind should the first two seasons bring hype to the network.

Accordingly, the first season will portray the following stories, all set in modern-day New York City:

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Hansel and Gretel

For the second season, Tell Me a Story will reinvent the following fairytale stories, all set in the sweet town of Nashville:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sleep Beauty
  • Cinderella

The series started to air on July 28 at 9/8c on The CW.

Featured image courtesy of Tell Me a Story/Twitter

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