Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Look: Once Upon A Time In Wonderland

It's probably not a shock but it seems that given the continued success of Once Upon A Time, ABC have commissioned the spin-off, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland and if the trailer is anything to go by, it could even eclipse it's parent show ...

As mentioned in previous blogs, Sophie Lowe is playing the role of Alice and in this version, she's a girl that's travelled to Wonderland but is now stuck in an institution where the doctors seem desperate to convince her that her adventures never took place. Former Being Human star Michael Socha has been cast as the very modern attired, Knave Of Hearts, one of Alice's allies who break her out of the asylum while Trinity killer himself, John Lithgow is voicing the White Rabbit of the series.

Elsewhere Peter Gadiot will be playing the mysterious Cyrus and as the trailer has shown he's a a genie that Alice both sets free, falls in love with and presumably loses at the hand of the Red Queen. Finding him also seems to be Alice's mission again when she's reunited with the Knave Of Hearts and the White Rabbit.

And then there's Emma Rigby as the Red Queen. With the Queen Of Hearts/Cora (Barbara Hershey) and the Mad Hatter (Sebastian Stan) seen in the trailer but not too involved in this show yet, it seems that the Red Queen will be the main antagonist of the series and if she's anything like Regina in the parent show, I'm sure we'll have the odd moment here and there where we'll sympathise with her. As for Wonderland itself, the trailer certainly didn't disappoint in the slightest. I think this show along with Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D will definitely be the jewels in ABC's crown this upcoming television season.

Season 1 Trailer:

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland will air Thursdays at 8pm on ABC.

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