Buffy/Angel Producers Create Fairy Tale Show

As someone with a love for both fairy tales and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” I was thrilled to find out that David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, who produced “Buffy” and its spin-off, “Angel,” are now working on a fairy tale themed show for NBC.  I first heard news of this development on the Sur La Lune fairy tale blog, which led me to this article by Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd.  Supposedly, the show (“Grimm”) will be a crime drama featuring Grimm’s fairy tale inspired characters, and it looks like it will be pretty dark.  As far as I can tell, it sounds like a combination between “Angel” and Bill Willingham’s amazing comic series, “Fables,” in which the characters from fairy tales are actually real, and now reside in New York City.

I can’t pretend the project comes as a complete surprise, though.  “Buffy” and “Angel” always did have more than the average number of fairy tale references.  The photo below is a great example of this; in season 4, episode 4 (“Fear Itself”), Buffy dresses up as Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween.

Sarah Michelle Gellar dresses up as Little Red in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

 

Either way, NBC’s “Grimm” definitely sounds like something to get excited about.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lacey
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 19:53:28

    I’m on board! Love BTVS and give anything with connections a try. Also I love the Fables comic series! Hope they pull it off well!

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