You've always wanted to see your favorite storybook characters come to life. ABC is making that a reality. The network has made a pilot commitment to adapt Bill Willingham's wildly successful Vertigo comic book series, Fables.
The Hollywood Reporter states Six Degrees creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner will be writing the script and describes the two as "lifetime comic book fans," who are also fans of Fables. David Semel will be directing what's said to be an hour long drama following the fairy tale characters in their exiled home in modern day New York.
Bigby and Snow White will be featured in the show similar to how they are in the comic series but the writers wouldn't elaborate on which other Fables would actually appear. "We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode," Metzner said. Expect the characters to keep their trademark characteristics but don't worry, you'll still be able to relate to them. Metzner explained, "They are just like real people in the real world who live and breathe and look just like you and me."
Rival network NBC attempted to develop the comic during the 2006-2007 season with writer Craig Silverstein but nothing ever came of it. Something tells me they'll be cursing themselves all the way back to the Homelands.
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