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Lost producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are developing a fairy tale drama series for ABC, with Lost co-creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof expected to serve as a consultant. Little is known about the project right now, but what are the odds that it’s an adaptation of Bill Willingham’s Fables?
It’s not just empty conjecture — well, okay, maybe it’s half-empty — as ABC picked up the rights to a Fables television series in late 2008. Six Degrees creators and executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner were attached to the series, but with little movement made in almost two full years, perhaps ABC has offloaded Fables onto Kitsis and Horowitz. The Lost duo’s resume is solid, responsible for some of the show’s best episodes as well as the screenplay for the upcoming TRON: Legacy. With Lindelof contributing, their vision of Fables could be rock solid.
But let’s assume that Kitsis and Horowitz are penning a show that has nothing to do with Fables. If that’s the case, can we also assume that the Fables series is dead, at least on ABC? Does the network really have room on its table for two different fairy tale themed dramas?
Again, just conjecture for now… but expect some more details to come to light before too long.