ABC has announced a pilot commitment to DC’s “Fables” comic book series. It’s being written by “Six Degrees” creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner. So far they’re keeping pretty mum about which characters will make an appearance, except for Bigby Wolf and Snow White.
Even as a reader who was recently introduced to the Fables series (of course, I was also an immediate fan – fairy tale characters living in the modern world? Sign me up!), I’m extremely nervous about this. What fan wouldn’t be? For one, the television series will have to tango with the FCC, which means none of the fun, risque stuff from the comic books. For another, can any actors really match up with six-years’-worth of fans’ imagination?
I am glad, however, that it’s being done on television, which allows more room for the story to breathe. Also glad that this will possibly introduce millions to the wonderful series. So it isn’t all bad.
Who would you cast? For reasons most likely related to Wolverine, I’m seeing Hugh Jackman as Bigby Wolf. As for everyone else, I’m hoping for some unknowns.
ABC to bring DC’s ‘Fables’ alive (The Hollywood Reporter)