Official trailer for Fabled anthology fairy tale series
The official trailer for Fabled, a new anthology series that upends patriarchal norms of classic fairy tales, has been released! Directed by Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) and executive produced by Zosia Mamet, Evan Jonigkeit, Alex Gayner, and Refinery29, Fabled‘s pilot, entitled “Anodyne,” follows the story of what it would look like if Alice (Girls’ Zosia Mamet) from Alice in Wonderland crossed paths with Dorothy (A Wrinkle in Time’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw) from The Wizard of Oz.
Alice and Dee are described as “creative young women that blaze their own trails and stray away from societal norms. They crave adventure and dream bigger than what the world tells them is acceptable. After meeting at an extensive behavioral therapy center, they find solace and fortitude in one another. Their bond illustrates the strength of friendship and the power that women can harness when they come together.”
The idea apparently came to Jonigkeit and Mamet after they saw a postcard that had both Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz together on it when the two were on a drive to Vermont. They, along with Gayner, “developed the idea from there by picking apart the gender roles of these childhood stories, and I got to writing! Men and women both need to do their part in helping equality become the norm, and we all saw the world of Fabled as an opportunity to help to do that in a small way, through storytelling.”
Fabled’s reimagining of classic fairy tales will take place in different realities while tackling stories about age, race, sexuality, gender, and relationships. Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) also star in the project
The first episode of Fabled will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.