‘The Storyteller’ Will Return Thanks to Neil Gaiman
Jim Henson's The Storyteller is ready for a reboot.
If you're a child of the 80's like me, then maybe you remember fondly the Jim Henson series The Storyteller. Good news, Neil Gaiman is set to produce a reboot. Deadline reports that Gaiman will write and direct the new series creating its own mystical world.
Henson's original series was only nine episodes long, and originally aired in 1987 with the Storyteller portrayed by actor John Hurt. A later series was created to tell the stories of Greek myths and legends, and featured Michael Gambon in the titular role.
The series will feature old and new stories with an expanded vision of the original. Gaiman released this statement:
“The original The Storyteller was a brilliantly written, directed, and told set of stories. It’s a terrifying and inspiring task to reinvent what Jim Henson did for the golden age of television we are in right now. I’m honored that The Jim Henson Company would entrust me with the task of bringing back the storyteller and his magical stories, and sending him out into the world for a whole new round of tales.”
The original series was written by Anthony Minghella with many episodes directed by Henson himself. The the series was short it won an Emmy and a BAFTA award.