Lionsgate TV Will Take Us to a More Graphic ‘Wonderland’
If you’ve been browsing around for a more modern take on the whole ‘Alice in Wonderland’ storyline and that ’90s TV series just didn’t cut it for you, you’re in luck. Lionsgate TV, the production company behind Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management‘ and ABC’s new show ‘Nashville,’ just won the rights to make a series based on the ‘Wonderland‘ graphic novels from Zenescope Entertainment.
Be warned, this new heroine won’t be like Mia Wasikowska‘s Alice. Actually she won’t even be like Alice, but rather Alice’s daughter. In the tradition of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ and ‘Grimm,’ this classic story by Lewis Carroll is getting a darker re-imagining, thanks to the efforts of ‘Smallville‘ executive producer Brian Robbins, and Artist International’s Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell.
“As soon as I read the graphic novels, I knew there was something great there for TV,” Lionsgate TV Group president Kevin Beggs told The Hollywood Reporter. “Brian Robbins was my first call, and he saw the same potential I did. Brian’s expertise, coupled with Ralph and Joe’s exceptional reimagining of the Alice in Wonderland story, is a powerful combination.”
Lionsgate TV — which beat out CBS, ABC, Warner Bros., 20th Century and Sony for the rights — is now on the hunt for a writer, an “experienced” actress for the role of Alice and a newcomer to play her daughter. Though no official home has been announced yet for ‘Wonderland,’ Robbins thinks it would fit best on premium cable.
What say you? Are you pumped for ‘Wonderland,’ or are you tired of all these fairy-tales-coming-to-life?