Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fables TV Series Pilot Greenlit

As announced in my previous post on Disney's Snow Queen, you may want to note that ABC (owned by Disney) is looking to produce a TV series adaptation of Fables, which features Kai and the Snow Queen as characters (Snow Queen shown below), is currently in the Pilot production stage (i.e. greenlit and beyond). No news on whether Kai and the Snow Queen will be featured yet, of course. It's probably not at all related but considering it's very early in Snow Queen's development (assuming they start from scratch - which, since having the opportunity to see some development a few years ago, I sincerely hope they do) I'm sure artists (at Disney Feature Animation) will be taking note at how the characters are handled if they appear, despite that they're Bill Willingham's versions.OK, now I've repeated that, here's a little more of the Fables TV Series news:

The news was leaked yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter, much to all involved's surprise apparently. (The announcement is HERE.)

From Newsarama:
Vertigo’s Fables may soon be translated to television as ABC has committed to a pilot for an hour-long drama series based on the comic book.
The pilot for the Fables television series will be produced by Warner Bros. TV and written by Six Degrees' Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner, who describe themselves as "lifelong comic book fans" that fell in love with the Fables comic when it debuted in 2002.
Newsarama also talked to Bill Willingham about his thoughts on Fables going to TV.
NRAMA: Do you like the idea of Fables being a TV series? Do you see it as something that would work for episodic television?
BW: Well, I think it's probably better suited to an episodic presentation on TV than it is to, like, a major motion picture. That said, I would have loved to see the scope of a feature film.
You can read the whole article and interview HERE.2010 looks like it's going to be FULL of fairy tales on all fronts. :D


  1. I look forward to this! I'd heard about an adaptation earlier, but when it was cancelled, forgot about the whole thing.

  2. I had also read about this before and was not sure of its status. (I do not have TV service, anyway, and shall have to subscribe to the series specifically to see it.) I am pretty curious how far the TV series will run, since the comic series is still going!