Alice will be played by Sophie Lowe, an Australian actress; her love interest, a "mysterious" character named Cyrus, will be portrayed by Peter Gadiot. Apparently the project has been titled Once: Wonderland (creative, we know!), though obviously that could change along the way.
We think it's pretty cool that this spin-off is giving relatively unknown actors a chance to shine. Sophie has had a good career in Australia but is not well known in the US; Peter is also a newcomer with a short list of credits. While we personally watch enough British TV to already adore Michael Socha — who's playing the Knave of Hearts — he's also a new face for most American viewers.
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Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.