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Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 3:26AM EDT
Watch Kim Cattrall and Paul Wesley in a sneak peak of Tell Me a Story
The upcoming Kevin Williamson CBS All Access psychological thriller also stars Dania Ramirez, Billy Magnussen, James Wolk, Michael Raymond-James and Sam Jaeger.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Paul Wesley is happy to play an age-appropriate character on Tell Me a Story
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Wesley, who turns 36 on Monday, is tired of playing teenagers. The CBS All Access drama is his first regular TV role since the end of The Vampire Diaries last year. "I'm a man in my mid 30s," he said with a laugh at Comic-Con. "I was playing a 17-year-old and now I get to play a man in my 30s." Tell Me a Story reunites Wesley with The Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson. "If you love The Vampire Diaries then I think you'll love this a lot," Williamson said at Comic-Con. "We pack in so much rapid storytelling. We go a mile a minute but we slow down for the emotional moments. We have cliffhangers which I love to write. Because of cable and streaming we get to go to some new places."
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Paul Wesley joins CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story, reuniting with Vampire Diaries co-creator
Wesley will co-star on the psychological thriller that reimagines the world's most beloved fairy tales from Kevin Williamson, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries and creator of Dawson's Creek. Wesley, in his first regular TV role since The CW series ended last year, joins Danielle Campbell, former star of Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, Billy Magnussen and Kim Cattrall. According to Deadline, Wesley will play "Eddie, a derelict and troubled individual whose petulance is fueled even more by his problems with drugs and alcohol. Although he works as a bartender, he also splits his time as a low-level drug dealer and part-time thief with his older brother Mitch, who never fails to treat Eddie as the lowly delinquent that he is."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
The Originals alum Danielle Campbell to star on CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story
She'll play the granddaughter of Kim Cattrall's character on the psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Kim Cattrall joins CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story
Source: TV Guide
In her first regular regular U.S. TV series role since Sex and the City, Cattrall will play a grandmother whose son and teenage granddaughter move in with her. Fairytale thriller Tell Me a Story is from Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
The Vampire Diaries' original final line, revealed
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“The original version was ‘Oh, I see they have hero hair in heaven,” says co-creator Kevin Williamson.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Dawson's mom is upset that the Dawson's Creek reunion took place "behind our backs"
Mary-Margaret Humes posted her frustration on Instagram that she and TV husband John Wesley Shipp weren't invited: "Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit," she wrote. "I send an enormous amount of love and shout outs to the thousands of followers messages and (heart)’s that both (Shipp) and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ‘s #dawsonscreek 'reunion' photos. This was their choice...not ours...it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA...we both did a short telephone interview after the fact but were never told about the reunion."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Dawson's Creek almost cast Katherine Heigl for Michelle Williams' role
Source: E! Online
Creator Kevin Williamson said of Heigl in the EW reunion issue: "She looked slightly older at that time. Even though she was younger, I just think she was more mature. She gave a great audition, I remember we were all sort of like, ‘Wow, she's good.'" However, once Williams nailed the audition for Jen Leery, Williamson says she was the clear-cut choice for the role. ALSO: James Van Der Beek is open to a "reinvention" of Dawson's Creek.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Katie Holmes recalls "magical time" filming the Dawson's Creek pilot
Holmes posted an Instagram Throwback Thursday photo of her, James Van Der Beek and creator Kevin Williamson while shooting the pilot of The WB series.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Dawson’s Creek turns 20: Creator Kevin Williamson says the beloved WB teen show couldn’t exist today and he wouldn’t want a reunion
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“What would we do?!” Williamson says of doing a reunion special with the high-profile cast of The WB series, which premiered on Jan. 20, 1998. “One of the reasons we did the finale five years in the future was to put a button on it. What would a reunion be? What would that look like? Why would you? I don't see it and I don't feel it. The finale was such a beautiful moment in time and the show was always meant to be a nostalgia piece. Let it stay there and live in its nostalgia and its nostalgic universe.” Williamson said he wanted Dawson’s to be “the teen drama of the 1990s” and to "speak to the teenage audience of the day.” As for whether Dawson’s Creek could exist today, Williamson says: “It's a different time and different place. The moment dictates what shows work or you make the show and that becomes the moment. It's either/or. If you look at what's working today, it's not Dawson's Creek. You have to either design the show for the moment or create something that is not out there and it will become the moment. You can't do Dawson's Creek today; you'd have to revamp it, reboot it or come up with something else and why would you do that?”
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Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
CBS All Access orders fairy-tale horror thriller Tell Me a Story from Kevin Williamson
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Dawson’s Creek creator’s next project will take famous fairy tales and turn them into dark and twisted psychological thrillers, with the first season tackling The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.