SCARY TALES
Pilot Script – TV / Web Series  (Previously set up at Showtime)
  
Created by Jeffrey Hirschberg
    
LOGLINE: An anthology series utilizing the most beloved fairy tales in history and adapting them to modern times.  Employing the universal themes of its source material, the series re-imagines classic fairy tales and makes them relatable to a modern audience.  Short on special effects; long on suspense and black humor.  "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" for the 21st Century. 
    
Pilot: "The Sisters Piggerton" (Based on "The Three Little Pigs")
    
TAGLINE: Not everyone lives happily ever after...


SYNOPSIS
SCARY TALES is an anthology TV / Web series utilizing the most beloved fairy tales in history and adapting them to modern times.
  
Employing the basic plots and universal themes of its source material, the series re-imagines classic fairy tales and makes them relatable to a modern audience. Thus, the birth of SCARY TALES — where not everyone lives happily ever after...
  
The Tone / Demographic: Contemporary, gritty, realistic, ironic, quirky, smart (“Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” for the 21st Century) Short on special effects; long on suspense and black humor Accompanied by a moral (these are cautionary tales).
    
Target audience: 18-49
  
Key selling points:
  
  • FREE FROM COPYRIGHT (they are considered public domain) and originally written by world-renowned authors such as The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and Aesop
  • HUNDREDS of potential episodes to adapt
  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS, due to the European origins of many of the stories
  • REVERED by people of all ages
  
The Cast:
  
SCARY TALES will cast a diverse acting company (Think: "American Horror Story") to play the variety of roles that each episode will require.