Iconic fairytale characters are exiled to New York City in Fables, a popular DC Comics series being brought to the small screen by Warner Bros. TV for the ABC Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has given the property a put pilot commitment with Six Degrees creators/exec producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner writing the hour-long script.
Created by Bill Willingham and published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, Fables is a grown-up fantasy comic that plays out like a soap opera involving such characters as Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Prince Charming. When a savage creature known only as ‘The Adversary’ conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairytales, all of the inhabitants were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical folklore characters have created their own secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. Their peaceful existence is disrupted when Rose Red, Snow White’s party-girl sister, is apparently murdered and Fabletown’s sheriff, Big Bad Wolf, has to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.
Veteran TV director David Semel (My Own Worst Enemy, Heroes, Life) is directing the pilot, which will apparently adhere fairly closely to the comic. The property comes to ABC after development efforts fell apart at NBC.