Pilots: DC's 'Fables' Making Leap to ABC
The network has given a put pilot commitment to the project, which Raven Metzner and Stu Zicherman ("Six Degrees") will write. The show will be based on Bill Willingham's series, published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo, in which fairy-tale and folkloric characters exiled from their homelands set up an enclave in
David Semel ("Heroes," "Life") will direct, according to
ABC's project is the second attempt at developing the comic for TV.
Zicherman and Metzner are avowed fans of "Fables." They say that
"We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode," Metzner tells the HR.
Metzner and Zicherman were executive producers on ABC's "Six Degrees" a couple of seasons back. They've also worked on "What About Brian" and co-wrote the feature film "Elektra."