Neil Gaiman to oversee new take on Jim Henson's fantasy anthology The Storyteller
Neil Gaiman is to oversee a new take on The Storyteller, Jim Henson's fantastical anthology series.
According to Deadline, Gaiman will work with Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, to oversee the new series.
Gaiman said of the announcement: "Part of what fascinates me about The Storyteller is the stuff that we don’t know.,” he said. “Who was the Storyteller, why was he telling these stories, was he a goblin, what kind of creature? What I’d love to do is an inside story that’s as long as the outside story. We’re going to find out a lot about who the storyteller is, we’re going to find out things we don’t even know that we don’t know."
He continued: "We’re going to begin in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed. If you put a storyteller into that situation, things would need to start getting interactive.”
The Storyteller was broadcast in 1987 and re-told eight European folk tales with a live-action cast. John Hurt hosted the series
It's not been confirmed yet which stories Gaiman and Henson will take on for this new run.