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.