Refinery29 has a new anthology series coming out called Fabled, set to reimagine classic fairy tales in different realities while tackling social issues like race, sexuality, and gender. Zosia Mamet (Girls) co-wrote and executive produced the series. She also stars in the first episode of the series “Anodyne” with Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It will be directed by Jennifer Morrison (Sun Dogs).
Entertainment Weekly described Mamet and Mbatha-Raw’s characters Allie and Dee 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.” Mbatha-Raw also talked about how the idea for Fabled came to be:
“Zosia and I were on a drive to Vermont and saw a postcard with Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz on it, and it gave us the idea to build a series around the idea of fairy tales and myths in different context. Alex Gayner, Zosia, and I 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.”
The first episode of Fabled, “Andonyne,” will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this year.