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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fables may just be a new TV show for ABC. Bill Willingham’s popular tale of fairy tale characters trying to make it in the modern world would seem to be a natural for serial TV. Six Degrees creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are writing the hour-long pilot, which is being produced by Warner Bros. TV. David Semel, who directed the Heroes pilot, will direct.

Zicherman and Metzner wouldn’t elaborate which fairy tale characters will be featured in the TV series, but noted,

“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.

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  1. As soon as I saw the words “Six Degrees,” I lost a lot of enthusiasm. Then I looked up the fact that these two wrote the screenplay for “Elektra” and I just don’t know. Well, maybe it’ll still be good. Or at least, interesting.

    The fairy tale characters will keep some of their trademark characteristics. For instance, Prince Charming will be handsome

    I can’t wait until they get around to casting all the wooden characters with actual wooden actors.

  2. “I can’t wait until they get around to casting all the wooden characters with actual wooden actors. ”

    Like Mark Wahlburg?

    This is either the best thing ever or the worst thing that could happen to our beloved Fables.

  3. This is something I’d rather not have happen, but kudos for Bill and Bucky if it means more money in their pockets.

    You also have to wonder if Disney will really like seeing many of their better-known characters “FABLE-IZED.”

  4. I would feel a lot better if HBO or Showtime were doing this as opposed to a network. “Fables” has a very distinct feel to it, and the networks don’t do genre stuff very well.

    I know “X-Files” and “Lost” are exceptions, but most network sci-fi/fantasy shows are Xena-corny or “Heroes” dumb.

    (sorry “Heroes” fans, but that show is like Jonas Brothers for comic nerds: you’ve been told its cool, so you accept it blindly then call anybody stupid who doesn’t agree with you.)

    So back to my point: ABC Fables probably ain’t gonna be pretty.

  5. It’s very funny that someone would assume that people who watch Heroes are craving the approval of the comic nerd population… somehow I think I”ll get by without it.