There have been many versions of the Grimm’s fairytales over the years. Different tones, different takes and even some different timelines. Adam Gidwitz is one of the lucky few to do it right, and end up with a best selling book series. Now that work is being adapted by Netflix as a CG animated series. Check out the first trailer for A Tale Dark & Grimm.
You might have spotted a familiar character or two. Here is the official synopsis from Netflix: “Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the animated series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.”
The cast includes Raini Rodriguez, Andre Robinson, Scott Adsit, Ron Funches, Erica Rhodes, Adam Lambert, Eric Bauza, Tom Hollander, Missi Pyle and Nicole Byer. Serving as executive producers will be Bob Higgins, David Henrie, Doug Langdale, Bug Hall, Jon Rutherford and James Henrie. Simon Otto is the supervising director for the series.
The 10 episode series will premiere October 8th, exclusively on Netflix. It looks like a great, family friendly show to start celebrating the Halloween season. Keep checking back for our review. You can save the show to your list now at www.netflix.com/ataledarkandgrimm
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