It was announced today in the Hollywood Reporter that ABC is bringing one of my favourite graphic novel series to the small screen- Fables, created by Bill Willingham and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
The series features characters from common fairy tales who are living in exile in a high-rise building in New York City, having fled their homelands in the face of an invasion by the mysterious Adversary. It should make for an interesting TV show (if done right), as these aren't the traditional tales and characters that you grew up with. In the first book Deputy Mayor Snow White teams up with Fabletown's security chief Bigby Wolf (a reformed Big Bad Wolf), who is investigating the apparent murder of Snow's sister, party-girl Rose Red. Is the killer Red's current boyfriend Jack (of beanstalk fame) or her ex, the notorious wife-killer Bluebeard? Through the investigation you get to meet Snow's ex, Prince Charming, who is broke and auctioning off his crown to the highest bidder, King Cole who is the mayor, Beauty and her Prince who are in trouble with the law and many more character's you'll recognize. Told with humour these books are a lot of fun. They are suitable for older teens as there are adult situations, language and violence.
I can't wait to see the pilot for the show!