Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fall TV Previews: Once Upon A Time Wonderland

It's no secret that I am a big Alice in Wonderland and that I also love the show Once Upon A Time. ABC has announced a new show this fall called Once Upon A Time in Wonderland.  

The premise is that Alice's father thinks she's crazy and that she never went to Wonderland. There's no white rabbit. No Queen of Hearts. No Cheshire Cat. Of course if we believed that, it would be an entirely different show. Of course this time Wonderland is real and Alice winds up going right back down the rabbit hole. 

Here's the trailer...

As much as I love the whole Alice story, I am curious how this will play out against the original Once Upon A Time. After all in Storybrooke, the Queen of Hearts is already dead, there is a Mad Hatter alive and well, and I've always though that Emma was really Alice and she didn't know it. I know it's a separate story, and suspended disbelief is necessary in fantasy shows, but still. My jury is out. 

Will I watch it? Of course, I'll give it a shot and keep a look out for details from the new show. 

And here's the description from ABC:

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever—the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real and just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together, the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.  
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland stars Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate) as Alice, Michael Socha (This Is England) as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot (The Forbidden Girl) as Cyrus, Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) as Queen of Hearts and John Lithgow (Third Rock From The Sun) as the voice of the White Rabbit. 

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