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Fantasy Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Discussion in 'Television & Web Series' started by Alien Soup, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Alien Soup

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    ABC has a winner on its hands with its fantasy based Once Upon a Time that deals with fairy tale & mythical characters coping with the real world in Storybrooke.

    As with most TV shows that are successful an attempt will be made to create a spinoff of it.

    Once: Wonderland is set in the pre-curse world of Wonderland. The story of Once: Wonderland will be from the perspective of Alice (Sophie Lowe), a girl who "has a generous heart but carries the scars of a long hard life". Joining Alice will be characters Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), as a mysterious love interest for Alice with a secretive background, and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha), a gallant adventurer and 'ladies man'.

    Production on the pilot is expected to start on April 7, 2013, immediately following the season ending of Once.
     
  2. Kevin

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    Oh, I don't see this ending well. Once Upon a Time is sort of unique in its style and diluting it with a spinoff is either going to take away from the original show or end with the spinoff quietly going away.
     
  3. Azhria Lilu

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    It might have worked if the flashbacks from the existing series hadn't been in it, they could have used those as a prequel.. but other than that, I'm not seeing the appeal on this one. It just sounds a bit rubbish :D
     
  4. Kevin

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    Exactly! We... uh, I mean people who might be watching it, yeah, that's it, hey see that game on TV last night? :cautious:... are already seeing a pre-curse Wonderland because of all the flashbacks that have been used to tell the origins & motives of the characters. The premise of an 'Alice in Wonderland' arc could have very easily have been handled within the existing show.
     
  5. Kevin

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    An interesting turn of events... turns out that Once: Wonderland might be a one season story arc consisting of 13 episodes and then future seasons would have different Once Upon a Time spinoff characters & stories, a bit like American Horror Story is a different show each season but with some common elements.

    The name "Limited Series" is apparently being used for this type of programming where it is not a full-blown series that is expected to last several seasons nor is it a mini-series that, in the US, typically have about 6 episodes, but is somewhere between.
     
  6. Kevin

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    ... and the first official promo image has been released along with an official description and a new name. "Once: Wonderland" is now "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland". (I'll update the thread title accordingly.)

    once-upon-a-time-in-wonderland.jpg

     
  7. Kevin

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    The first trailer for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has been release. It seems to be much darker then the parent and, at least from the mention of pirates & mermads halfway through, it would seem that the spinoff will dovetail into where Once Upon a Time will pick up at when season 3 starts.

     
  8. AmyRose

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    I don't understand. With all the characters they pull into Once Upon a Time, why this character? Why this spin off? I will be checking it out though.
     
  9. Kevin

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    And it looks like this experiment did not work out too well for ABC.

    The Wonderland spin-off has been officially cancelled with all indications so far that, even though it was planned as an anthology series with different characters & story line each season, that no future seasons are planned.

    The main show, Once Upon a Time, has not been renewed yet either but likely will be.
     
  10. Azhria Lilu

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    I'm just catching up with Once Upon a Time - halfway through second season. Hook is terribly tasty :D
     
  11. Kevin

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    The original Once Upon a Time is a guilty pleasure show for me. :bag: Even though it's not my usual TV fare I think the show is, for the most part, well written with weaving the various characters together into one giant interconnected universe. And I prefer the Evil Queen. :D
     
  12. Azhria Lilu

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    The second season is loads better than the first. I really like the way they're tying the stories together and the fact that no one is entirely evil or entirely good. Instead of people being set bad or set good, and you have to just accept it, they're showing the backstories about why they are taking the path they're on.


    Of course.. the guy who plays Hook being hot is a huge bonus too... :D
     

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