ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" Will Feature John Lithgow
05 Aug 2013
Tony Award winner John Lithgow will be part of the new television series "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," which will premiere this fall on ABC, according to Deadline.com.
Created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the series features Sophie Lowe as Alice. Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Columnist) plays the White Rabbit, and it is reported that The Who's Roger Daltrey will voice the Caterpillar.
Sebastian Stan, who recently appeared on Broadway in Picnic, played the Mad Hatter in the pilot, but it is unlikely that he will continue with the series due to scheduling.
The show is a spin-off of ABC's "Once," and will film on the same set.
"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" premieres Oct. 10.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.