This is terrific news!
Paul Wesley did some of his best work on Tell Me A Story Season 1 as one of the "three pigs" in an allegory of Three Little Pigs that intertwined with Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.
Wesley's Eddie Longo was a low-level thief who got messed up in a bad situation that left him vulnerable and in way over his head. As you can read in my reviews of the season, his performance was riveting.
Created by Kevin Williamson, Tell Me A Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.
Exploring a whole new set of fairy tales and characters each season, season two of the series will feature the tales of three legendary princesses – Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella – like you’ve never seen them before.
On Tell Me a Story Season 2, Wesley will star as Tucker.
A struggling novelist, Tucker spends his sleepless nights toiling away in a secluded cabin in the woods and his days trying to prove he’s good enough for his beautiful fiancée.
But it’s all about to come crashing down as a dark secret threatens to destroy his world.
Wesley has been a very busy man both on screen and off.
In addition to starring in Tell Me A Story Season 1, he starred on The Vampire Diaries for eight seasons as Stefan Salvatore, a role that still makes headlines today.
He also has a costarring role in Netflix's docudrama Medal Of Honor, produced by Robert Zemeckis, and starred in two off-Broadway theater productions in 2018.
Behind the scenes, Tell Me A Story Season 1 was produced by Kapital Entertainment where Wesley’s production company, Citizen Media, has an overall deal.
Over the last few years, Citizen Media has set up multiple series projects for development at various networks and studios including ABC, Fox 21 TV Studios, Warner Bros TV/Warner Horizon and Freeform.
Currently in development is Confessions of a Drug Addicted High School Teacher, starring Wesley and directed by David Slade (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), also produced by Kapital and Citizen Media.
In addition, he directed multiple episodes throughout The Vampire Diaries series’ run, and served as a producer for its final season.
From Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Tell Me A Story is written and executive-produced by Kevin Williamson alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.
Season one of Tell Me A Story is currently available to binge on CBS All Access.
If you didn't watch the first time, prepare for a nuanced, layered and heartwrenching story that will surprise you at every turn.
If you haven't invested in CBS All Access, they're giving fanatics like you more reason to do it all the time.
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