Wednesday, February 2, 2011

'Buffy' writers sell Grimm's Fairy Tales pilot to NBC

When I first saw the new headline, I thought this was the same series I'd written about before (Once Upon a Time Coming to ABC) until I investigated further. Nope, different project and I don't know the status of the ABC one.

From 'Buffy' writers sell Grimm's Fairy Tales pilot to NBC by James Hibberd:

NBC has picked up another pilot mixing fantasy with a crime drama: The network has greenlit Grimm, described as a “dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.” (Gotta love mining expired copyrights in the public domain!).

The project is from Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), with executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.
So the real question is are you more interested in a series from the producers of Lost or one by the writers for Buffy and Angel?

And my question is: Will we actually see two fairy tale based series on two different networks? Hmmmm....


  1. Buffy/Angel definitely has more credibility in my house. The few times I watched Lost I got the impression that it was more interested in befuddling the viewers with the twist of the week then telling a coherent story. Buffy on the other hand has some genuine plot and character development spread over its seasons (though it has some issues with character consistency too).

  2. Do I have to choose? Buffy and Angel both had wonderful fairy tale spirit and Lost... much fairy tale barminess! Funny that people assume it's about 'mining expired copyright'... fairy tale has always played fast and loose with the idea of creative rights.

  3. This is such great news I had to share it on my blog, too! I'm so excited for this show. :-)