Entertainment Weekly released some background on the upcoming short series “Fabled” that Jennifer Morrison directed. Paul is in one episode and is featured in the trailer. The first episode will be shown at the TriBeCA Film Festival later this month in New York City.
The stars of Girls and Once Upon a Time are trying to upend the patriarchal norms of classic fairy tales with a new anthology series calls Fabled.
The project, which hails from Refinery29, reimagines classic fairy tales in different realities, tackling stories about age, race, sexuality, gender, and relationships. “Anodyne,” the first episode of the series, explores a story in which Alice from Alice in Wonderland crosses paths with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
The characters, Allie and Dee, are described as “creative young women that blaze their own trails and stray away from societal norms. They crave adventure and dream bigger than what the world tells them is acceptable. After meeting at an extensive behavioral therapy center, they find solace and fortitude in one another. Their bond illustrates the strength of friendship and the power that women can harness when they come together.”
The project was written and executive-produced by Evan Jonigkeit and Zosia Mamet, the latter of whom also stars alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Norbert Leo-Butz, and Paul Wesley. Alex Gayner is also an executive producer. If the fairy-tale aspect at all recalls Once Upon a Time, there is a funny connection there, as Jennifer Morrison directed the first episode.