Image: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

TV shows that explore what happened after more famous stories are all the rage, especially on channels owned by Disney. Now After, a TV sequel to Sleeping Beauty, is set to join them on Freeform, the channel formerly known as ABC Family. Can After and Star-Crossed share a night, please?

The show is going to be based on Rhiannon Thomas’ 2015 book A Wicked Thing, and will be adapted by Tom Lynch (The Secret World of Alex Mack). He’ll be writing with Adam Lash and Cori Uchida (Heroes: Reborn) to tell the tale of Aurora, a princess who wakes up 100 years in the future.


Honestly, just following Aurora dealing with everyone she knows being dead and having the marry this dude she just met would be fascinating. But this story also has Aurora taking her kingdom back as a warrior, which I’m also into seeing on the small screen. Of course, small screen does mean an ABC Fam—uh, Freeform budget. So we’ll see.


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