ABC announced they will be making a pilot based on DC's Veritgo comic book series, Fables.
Bill Winningham created Fables in 2002 with the series winning 14 Eisner Awards. Fairy tale characters are forced out of their land by an unknown enemy only known as the Adversary and now live in New York City in a secret community called Fabletown.
David Semel has come on board to direct "Fables," which revolves around characters from fairy tales and folklore living in exile in modern-day New York.To read the full article, click here.
"Their lives become interconnected in vary big way," Zicherman said. "They share a secret and a bond."
Zicherman and Metzner wouldn't elaborate which fairy tale characters will be featured in the TV series, but noted that Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, who are central to the comics, will have a similar role on the show.
The comic book series' first storyline followed Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, who investigates the murder of Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red.
"We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode," Metzner said.
The fairy tale characters will keep some of their trademark characteristics. For instance, Prince Charming will be handsome, while Big Bad Wolf will have to shave a four-day shadow from growing back every day.
But overall, "they are just like real people in the real world who live and breathe and look just like you and me," Metzner said.
Describing themselves as "lifetime comic book fans," Zicherman and Metzner fell in love with "Fables" when they read the series' first issue in 2002.