Tell Me a Story

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.2  (7,943)

In this fantasy thriller series, familiar stories from classic fairy tales are reimagined and set in a dark, scary version of New York City. The series is based on a Mexican TV series and debuted in 2018 on CBS All Access. The series was cancelled in 2020 after airing two seasons. Tell Me a Story takes "the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, and murder." The second season of the show, set in Nashville, Tennessee, reimagines the princess-themed tales Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Had it been renewed, the third season would have included adaptations of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

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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.
Description

In this fantasy thriller series, familiar stories from classic fairy tales are reimagined and set in a dark, scary version of New York City. The series is based on a Mexican TV series and debuted in 2018 on CBS All Access. The series was cancelled in 2020 after airing two seasons.

Tell Me a Story takes "the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, and murder."

The second season of the show, set in Nashville, Tennessee, reimagines the princess-themed tales Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Had it been renewed, the third season would have included adaptations of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

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.

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 Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and The CW.

  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (7,943)