Tell Me A Story is a thriller anthological series airing on the streaming service Paramount+.
The show, based on a Spanish series of the same name, adapts popular fairytales into a realistic setting, intertwining three of them throughout the season.
Season 1, which began airing on October 31, 2018, used The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood.
Season 2, which started to be aired on December 5, 2019, adapted Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.
The series was canceled after two seasons. According to the creators, Season 3 would have adapted Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. The CW then acquired the rights to the show and started airing it for broadcast audiences on July 28, 2020.
Both seasons contain examples of:
Season 1 contains examples of:
- Adaptational Heroism: The "wolf" in the Three Little Pigs adaptation is a man named Jordan who saw his girlfriend die during a jewelry robbery perpetrated by three robbers in pig masks and is hunting them down for this reason.
- Asshole Victim: Ethan.
- Ax-Crazy: Nick/Josh is eventually revealed to be this.
- Adaptational Villainy: The "three little pigs" are three robbers who ignite the ire of the "wolf" when one of them ends up killing his girlfriend during a jewelry robbery.
- Big Bad: Katrina.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Katrina.
- Fridge Brilliance: The third "little pig" - and Jordan's girlfriend's killer - is a cop.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge
Season 2 contains examples of:
- Bait-and-Switch: How it seems set to reveal Veronica murdered her husband only for it to come out it was her son in a twisted attempt to "help" his mother.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Olivia, Taylor and Derek are all truly twisted killers.
- Eviler than Thou: Olivia turns out to be even more monstrous than her kidnapper Tucker.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: Simone realizes Derek is the killer when he mentions her finding the evidence in the air vent, which she never told anyone.