This is probably the best Monday morning news that I’ve seen in a while. Looks like ABC has given a pilot nod to Bill Willingham’s Fables.Â The show will be produced and written by Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner.Â David Semel will direct the fairy tale series set in the mundy world.
“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.
But overall, “they are just like real people in the real world who live and breathe and look just like you and me,” Metzner said.
The writing team looks to be off to a good start as they are adapting the first story arc that follows Bigby and the rest of Fabletown investigate the apparent murder or Rose Red.