Magic is coming ... times two! The Once Upon a Time spin-off, Once Upon a Time In Wonderland, has been officially picked up by ABC!
As we previously reported, ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time for Season 3 (no surprise there), and showrunner Adam Horowitz just tweeted confirmation of the spin-off, too, saying: "ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND is a go! Hope you check it out! #OnceUponATime #expanding."
Last we heard, Wonderland was being convinced of as being set in, well, Wonderland. It will follow the adventures of Alice, a young girl with a good heart and a hard life. It will theoretically be a 13-episode anthology format with the entire season as one, self-contained story (like American Horror Story), and will probably run during the Once Upon a Time winter hiatus.
Here's the official description from ABC (via Entertainment Weekly, where you can also see the first photo):
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.
Check out the cast, and let us know what you think: Are you excited for this spin-off, or do you want the showrunners to keep their focus on OUAT?
Source: @AdamHorowitzLA, Entertainment Weekly
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