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ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND: What You Need to Know About the New ABC Series

October 10, 2013 by  

There are approximately one million new shows debuting this season*, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, my quick take on the pilot (or what I’ve seen so far), what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.



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ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - "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 ("3rd Rock from the Sun") as the voice of the White Rabbit. "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Once Upon a Time"), who serve as executive producers. Steve Perlman and Zack Estrin also serve as executive producers, and the pilot was directed by Ralph Hemecker. "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is produced by ABC Studios. (ABC/Jack Rowand)MICHAEL SOCHA

*Maybe not scientifically correct. But close enough.

ABC’s description: “Alice returns home to her father telling her that everyone thought she was dead. Her imaginative stories about a talking White Rabbit and a mystical place called Wonderland end up getting her admitted into an asylum where Dr. Lydgate convinces her to have a procedure that will allow her to forget her pain. Right before the operation is set to take place she is rescued by the Knave of Hearts who takes her to the rabbit who informs her that her true love Cyrus is still alive. As the trio then jumps into the portal returning to Wonderland, Alice sets out on a quest to find him but the villainous Jafar and the Red Queen have other plans for her.”

My take: The version I saw was very unfinished in terms of effects, so I’m really looking forward to actually seeing how it looks tonight. Aside from that, this new version of the Alice tale shows potential, but it does seem — at least in the pilot — a little younger than the ONCE mothership. I’m curious to see how this plays out and how dark the show will allow itself to go.

And the links to catch up on:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND premieres tonight at 8 PM on ABC.

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