Summary: TROUBLE IS STIRRING IN A SLEEPY LITTLE VILLAGE- When Audrey (Bolger) and Renwick (Felton) meet Ethelenda (Carter), a woman looking for a new beginning, they thought it proved for an interesting day. Little do they know that Ethel brings more than just odd brews and strange ways to the little village of Fae. Meanwhile Malven (Anderson) returns from a trip with news of an escaped criminal heading towards the village.
Spoilers & Trivia: -A decision Audrey makes in this episode will determine if she survives a life or death situation later in the series. -Hunter Mills will become an important recurring character throughout the season
Summary: THERE ARE MONSTERS IN THE FOREST- Audrey (Bolger) and Renwick’s (Felton) discovery of many dead animals in the forest surrounding Fae does little to deter the villagers from enjoying their annual winter festival. What is supposed to be a joyful celebration takes a darker turn when some of the village children are attacked by what they refer to as 'a monster'. Meanwhile, Ethelenda's (Carter) ulterior motives finally come to light.
Spoilers & Trivia: -Braxton, the scarred man, returns in this episode to take his place as one of the major villains in this season. -This episode provides our first look at 'the big bad wolves'. -Ethelenda's true motivations are revealed in this episode.
Summary: AUDREY'S INQUISITIVE MIND MAY LEAD HER TO MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS- The village is placed on a curfew while some of the men, lead by Malven (Anderson), take to the forest in search of the 'monster' the children saw. Intrigued by all the goings on, Audrey (Bolger) ignores her father's (Head) warnings and seeks out Ethelenda's (Carter) knowledge.
Spoilers & Trivia: -The Hillander brothers have a large role in this episode that provides us with a look into their home life and family dynamics. -With the return of the Fae council this episode we get to explore further the men and women in charge of the village and Malven's involvement with them.
Summary: AUDREY AND RENWICK BECOME THE HUNTED- With no sign of wolves, regular sized or otherwise, the village becomes complacent. Taking advantage of this, Audrey (Bolger) and Renwick (Felton) head into the forest once more. Unbeknownst to the pair, however, they almost stumble upon Ethelenda (Carter), who has finally found what she's been searching for, and soon discover the wolves are much closer than anyone suspects.
Spoilers & Trivia: -This episode is a merging of the old episode 4 and 5 when the season run was originally going to be six episodes. -Hardly the helpless damsel, this episode includes a scene where Renwick teaches Audrey how to use a bow and arrow.
Summary: WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF? - Alone in the forest and facing down wolfmen of old tales, Audrey (Bolger) and Renwick (Felton) must find a way to protect their friends, family and the village itself without losing their own lives in the process as Ethelenda (Carter) unleashes her wolves on Fae.
^^ I'm just seeing this. I love these pictures. So fun to look at! Do you have any idea when Little Red will premiere yet?
And as for the premiere date I'm going to make a hesitant call of late January. Considering they're only half hour episodes they don't take me too long to write and I should have at least half the season done by the new year
Get excited Little Red fans because we've got some big news for you in this update!
First off, an official premiere date has been announced for the series. Feburary 1st 2013 is the date to circle on your calendar. Little Red will be airing at 8/7 central with it's pilot episode 'The Howling'.
In other news, Little Red creator MJ Calder has announced that despite the original plan to have six half hour episodes in the first season, revisions have dropped the number of episodes down to five. When asked why the sixth episode was struck from the season, MJ Calder explained that "when planning the last three episodes of the season I was finding the story seemed to drag. I was struggling to find ways to fill out the episodes and in the end the decision was made to condense those last three episodes into two". She then went on to assure that cutting the episode would not result in any huge changes and fans need not be worried. "The end result," she said, "is that the apex of the story is going to be much more action packed and exciting than what was originally planned."
Episode descriptions for episode 1.04 "Tooth and Claw" and 1.05 "Blood Moon" have been updated, completing the official episode descriptions for the whole season. Some spoilers and trivia have also been added for episodes 1.01 "The Howling", 1.02 "Waning and Waxing", and 1.04 "Tooth and Claw".
With Little Red set to premiere in just eight weeks time, we decided to delve into an exploration of the main characters and their roles in the twisted fairy tale world that is the setting for the series. Each week we will be releasing a new ‘Exploring Little Red’ piece, written by creator M. J. Calder, focusing on one of the main characters, and who better to start with than Little Red Riding Hood herself: Audrey Wright.
When I decided I wanted to write a series about fairy tales it took me some time to figure out how I would tell it. In the end I decided to start with one fairy tale and branch out from there, introducing characters as needed but ultimately sticking with the same core group. The fairy tale that became the focus of the series is also its namesake, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Little Red Riding Hood has a number of iconic characters, mainly Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma, the Huntsman, and, of course, the Wolf. Audrey is the character that stemmed from Little Red Riding Hood.
True to the tale, Audrey has a signature red riding cloak, wanders in forests, and has interaction with not just one, but a number of wolves, or more accurately, werewolves. Audrey is not just Little Red Riding Hood though, she’s a number of my favorite fairytale characters rolled into one. If I had to pick one other character who Audrey was strongly influenced by it would be Belle or ‘the beauty’ from Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my personal favorites as far as fairy tales go and when Little Red eventually gets to it’s Beauty and the Beast season Audrey will have a very big role in the story.
That’s not to say Audrey won’t be a big part of every season but she can’t be the princess or the heroine every time. Sometimes Audrey or one of the other main characters will step into specific roles in a fairy tale and other times they will watch others take on those roles while still being significantly involved in the overall Little Red story. All in all it will depend on what the story calls for, but Audrey will always be there in her red riding cloak, involved and trying to get to the bottom of things.
As a character, Audrey is one of those people who is naturally inquisitive, daring, and stubborn. Audrey will act on what she feels is right more often than not, relying on her heart when it comes to making the tough decisions. The fairy tale princess is often portrayed as a hapless victim in most tales but I’m trying to push past this stereotype with Audrey. Audrey is by no means a warrior, wielding a sword and shield and slashing down enemies at every turn, but she won’t cower in a corner when she knows she could be doing something - anything – to help.
So there's the scoop on main character Audrey Wright. But what do you think is in store for her character? Any interesting speculation? Post your comments, questions, and theories below!
As we count down the weeks to Little Red’s premiere its time to explore the origins of another main character in the series, Renwick Hillander. We got series creator M. J. Calder to tell us all about the male counterpart to the series female lead:
I wanted most of Little Red’s main characters to come straight from the 'Little Red Riding Hood' story and Renwick is, essentially, my rendition of the Huntsmen or Woodcutter character, depending on the story you’re reading. While I’m all for strong female leads I do love a good partnership, and Audrey needed someone to watch out for her, to look after her without being oppressive, to be her best friend, and that person was Renwick. He’s the kind of guy who jumps in to help but doesn’t want to make a big fuss out of the fact he did. He's the unexpected hero.
Renwick is the son of the town butcher and here is where the huntsman aspect to his character comes in. It’s his job to go hunt the animals that supply his family's living. He’s rarely without his bow, usually because he get’s dragged into the forest a lot by Audrey and it's useful to have around in that case. He’s a skilled archer but most importantly he’s a grounding force to Audrey’s whimsical and adventurous nature.
Renwick has a rather quiet temperament. He isn’t one to go searching for trouble but he spends a lot of time with Audrey and, well, trouble seems to find them. He’s always lived in his brother’s shadow too, his brother who is well liked around the town and a natural leader. This provides some of Renwick’s motivation, that he needs to be as good as, if not better than, his brother and achieve what his brother has. Renwick is still young though, and still finding who exactly he wants to be. In time he may find he’s not cut out for following in his brother’s footsteps, or maybe he will? Perhaps he'll take over his father's work or perhaps he'll strike out on his own path?
Renwick, as one of the main characters of Little Red, will have a large role to play. Like Audrey, he will take on the lead role in some of the fairytales that Little Red re-imagines, because where Audrey goes Renwick usually follows. He’s our hero character but not quite our fairytale prince- not yet anyway.
And there's the scoop on Renwick Hillander. What do you think is in store for his character? Any interesting speculation? Post your comments, questions, and theories below!