Jim Henson’s ‘The Storyteller’ Eyed for Reboot with the Help of Neil Gaiman

Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Jim Henson’s anthology series “The Storyteller” might be getting a reboot with the help of Fremantle, The Jim Henson Company and author Neil Gaiman.

According to Deadline, “the new incarnation, written and executive produced by Gaiman…will create a mystical world combining various fairy tales and folklore.”

The original anthology series was created by Jim Henson in 1987 and retold European folk talks using a mix of puppets created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and live actors. The series was comprised of 9 original episodes, followed by a second shorter four part series, “The Storyteller: Greek Myths,” both of which aired in the U.K.

Gaimin seems like a perfect fit to reboot such a series, as Deadline reporter Nellie Andreeva points out, Gaiman has made a name for himself “popularizing and reinterpreting folklore and mythology.”

At this stage, the series doesn’t have a home, but Fremantle hopes to reach the broadest audience possible with the project. “The Storyteller” will be produced by Fremantle in association with The Jim Henson Company, with Lisa Henson serving as executive producer and Blanca Lista as co-executive producer. Gaiman will also serve as executive producer.

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