David Walliams planning book versions of After Ever After series
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 December 2020
David Walliams is planning to create book versions of his 'After Ever After' series, and he would like them to be "faithful to the TV specials"
David Walliams wants to make book versions of his 'After Ever After' series.
The 'Little Britain' star has created 'Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After' – which aired last night (23.12.20) on Sky One – as well as 'Cinderella: After Ever After', which was on last year, and the forthcoming 'Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After' – and the author is hoping to turn them into tomes, too.
When asked if there are going to be book versions of his 'After Ever After' fairy tales, David said: "Yes, I would like to do them for all three – 'Cinderella', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Hansel and Gretel' – when we’ve filmed them so that the books reflect what we’ve filmed.
"I’d like it to be faithful to the TV specials. A book of fairy tale short stories feels a fun one to write and we can have incredible illustrations for it."
David has admitted making his 'Jack and the Beanstalk' adaptation was quite different to last year's 'Cinderella' production, because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
He added: "It’s been quite a challenge. You have to be creative with solutions to things but there normally is a solution.
"For example, the boy who plays Jack at one point has to be lifted on someone’s shoulders
when he’s celebrating something.
"So to do that his own dad is playing one of the villagers. We don’t have any love scenes in this so I don’t know how that would work.
"I’m not the kind of person who ever gets to do love scenes because I’ve got a face like a bag of spanners.
"Everyone on this is just really relieved that they can work again.
"Hopefully viewers will be pleased that they’ve got new things to watch.
"Everyone on the production has had to get tested and there is constant testing going on throughout the shoot.
"All the crew are wearing face masks. We’re being as careful as possible."