Tell Me a Story

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (9,931)

Tell Me a Story is a dark and twisted reimagining of classic fairy tales set in modern-day New York City. The show follows a diverse cast of characters whose paths become intertwined as they navigate unexpected twists and turns in their lives. The first season of the show retells the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel. James Wolk stars as Jordan Evans, a successful and charismatic restaurateur who finds himself in the middle of a dangerous love triangle. Billy Magnussen plays Nick Sullivan, a troubled and violent ex-convict who becomes involved with Jordan's family. Dania Ramirez portrays Hannah Perez, a tough and street-smart vet who faces her own personal demons while trying to protect her sister.

As the season progresses, the characters' stories collide in unexpected ways, leading to tragic consequences and shocking twists. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal the tragic pasts that haunt many of the characters, adding depth and complexity to their current struggles.

Season two of Tell Me a Story takes a different approach, exploring new fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. The cast features Danielle Campbell as Olivia Moon, a young woman who finds herself falling for a mysterious and dangerous stranger played by Paul Wesley. Zabryna Guevara plays Renee Garcia, a detective investigating a string of murders connected to the Moon family. The series continues to delve into the character's pasts, revealing deeper motives and secrets.

The show's themes revolve around the dark side of humanity, exploring topics such as love, loss, and betrayal. The characters are flawed and complex, with their actions often driven by their own personal demons and desires. The series also tackles social issues such as racism, police brutality, and mental illness, providing a thought-provoking commentary on contemporary society.

The show's cinematography and production design are striking, with the city of New York serving as the backdrop for many of the series' most memorable scenes. The show's use of music is also noteworthy, with an eclectic soundtrack that ranges from classic jazz to contemporary pop.

Overall, Tell Me a Story is a gripping and suspenseful series that offers a fresh take on classic fairy tales. With a talented cast, engrossing storytelling, and powerful themes, the show is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Tell Me a Story is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on October 31, 2018.

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Writer's Block
11. Writer's Block
October 20, 2020
Ashley struggles to adjust to her new reality but finds a moment of solace with Beau, who has his own burdens to bear.
Ever After
10. Ever After
February 5, 2020
Season Finale. Tucker and Maddie frantically try to escape Olivia's clutches, resorting to desperate measures.
Favorite Son
9. Favorite Son
January 29, 2020
Ashley faces mounting pressure to cancel her upcoming concert after Beau is targeted in a hit-and-run accident. Jackson takes a step forward in getting sober and making amends with Rebecca. The Nashville police question Veronica about Clay Calloway's death while Simone and Maddie separately search for answers.
Sweet Dreams
8. Sweet Dreams
January 22, 2020
Both heartbroken, Jackson and Maddie find solace and clarity with each other. Ashley is determined to return to the stage, but Rebecca and Beau are worried about potential risks. Simone and Veronica reconcile and make an effort at being a family. Meanwhile, Olivias scheming continues and Tucker has some troubling dreams.
Thorns And All
7. Thorns And All
January 15, 2020
Simone's guilt and fear of her step-family hinder her relationship with Jackson, causing him to spiral. A doctor's appointment yields good news for Ashley and Rebecca, and the Nashville PD continue their investigation.
Lost and Found
6. Lost and Found
January 8, 2020
Beau is determined to track down Ashley's assailant after the shootout. Jackson confronts Veronica about Simone's disappearance and gets help from an unlikely ally. Olivia makes her escape with Tucker in pursuit, while Maddie seeks some motherly advice from Rebecca about her fiance.
New Pages
5. New Pages
January 1, 2020
Ashley's instincts tell her she's not out of danger yet and Beau takes action to make her feel safe. Simone and Jackson attend an elegant ball to confront Veronica. Meanwhile, Tucker feels his relationship with Maddie is back on track while she has her doubts. Olivia begins to understand her captor.
Number One Fan
4. Number One Fan
December 25, 2019
Ashley is inspired to make music again while others begin to notice her blossoming connection with Beau. Simone enlists Jackson's help as she seeks the truth behind her father's trust and Veronica's scheming. Olivia questions Tucker about his motives, ultimately resurfacing painful memories for both of them.
Family Business
3. Family Business
December 18, 2019
An anonymous delivery sends Ashley into a dark tailspin as Rebecca, Beau and the Nashville Police search for answers. Meanwhile, Jackson and Simone's deeply-rooted family troubles bring them closer together. Tucker continues to hold a terrified Olivia (Danielle Campbell) hostage while concealing his secret from Maddie.
Writer's Block
2. Writer's Block
December 11, 2019
Ashley struggles to adjust to her new reality but finds a moment of solace with Beau (Eka Darville), who has his own burdens to bear. Maddie starts to second guess her upcoming wedding to Tucker as his distant behavior continues. Simone (Ashley Madekwe) attends her estranged father's funeral and learns her stepmother, Veronica (Garcelle Beauvais), may be more evil than she thought.
The Curse
1. The Curse
December 4, 2019
Season premiere. Rising country music star Ashley Rose Pruitt (Natalie Alyn Lind) celebrates the launch of her debut album but a tragic event threatens to derail it all.
Where to Watch Tell Me a Story
Tell Me a Story is available for streaming on the CBS All Access website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tell Me a Story on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and The CW.
  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (9,931)