Report: ONCE UPON A TIME Looking to Recast the Mad Hatter, Potentially Spin Him Off

February 22, 2013 by  

The ONCE UPON A TIME universe may be expanding — Deadline reports that ABC is looking to spin off the Mad Hatter to his own series.

The only catch?

According to Deadline, Sebastian Stan (who has played the dual role of Jefferson/Mad Hatter since the first season) isn’t available to commit to the multi-year contract a spinoff would require, so the network is looking to recast the role before Jefferson/Mad Hatter returns later in the season. If the story and new actor gel, ABC might consider spinning the character off to his own series.

ABC had no comment about the rumors.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of a potential Mad Hatter series?

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3 Responses to “Report: ONCE UPON A TIME Looking to Recast the Mad Hatter, Potentially Spin Him Off”

  1. Adele on February 22nd, 2013 9:08 pm

    I guess Captain America sequel (and possible Avengers 2) beats OUAT spin off. Not surprised.

  2. meijiOrO on February 22nd, 2013 9:12 pm

    A pity Stan won’t be available for the spinoff but since has a meaty role in the Marval film universe I can’t really complain much. I would be interested on adventures to all sorts of worlds but what is he going to do about his daughter? Is she going to tag along?

  3. Kim on February 22nd, 2013 10:27 pm

    I’d rather have Sebastian Stan some of the time than someone else all of the time. This is kind of a bummer. Mad Hatter was one of my favorite characters on Once BECAUSE of Stan.