It's pilot season, and it seems all of the major networks are making the grab for high-concept series, particularly with competing projects in development at other networks. The latest buzz-worthy pilot comes to us courtesy of NBC, as a sequel series to the classic Lewis Carroll tale of 'Alice and Wonderland.' Simply dubbed 'Wonderland,' the new series would see Alice re-imagined as villain to a new heroine, but will a competing CW project put it out of business before it begins?
Alice in Wonderland
Doesn't every good TV series description start out that way? Indeed, TV seems to have reached the age of the "classic story with a twist" full on, as NBC is the latest to fall victim to the scheme of re-imagining classic tales. A few weeks ago, we heard about The CW rebooting 'Alice in Wonderland' as a modern-day Los Angeles detective story with a twist, but now NBC wants to beat them to the punch with its own take on the Lewis Carroll tale. How out there does NBC's version go, and when will it air?
Say what you want about The CW's programming, they're nothing if not consistent. Just one day after announcing that the network had begun looking to develop "the next 'Buffy'" in their script order of femme-skewing angel drama 'Embrace,' The CW is at it again looking to create a modern day 'Alice in Wonderland' with a kick-ass female hero. But can 'Wunderland' make its very important date, or is it tumbling down the wrong rabbit hole?